Volker Braun

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Birthday
7, 1939
Birthplace
Dresden, Germany
Birth Sign
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Birthday
7, 1939 (age 80)
Birthplace
Dresden, Germany

About

German poet, playwright and novelist who is remembered for works such as Die Kipper (1972) and Provokation fur mich (1965). He was the 1986 recipient of the Bremer Literature Prize.

Before Fame

He worked as a civil engineer before studying philosophy in Leipzig. He published his first plays and poems in the mid-1960s.

Trivia

He was monitored closely by the German Stasi after he wrote about the evils of socialism and the possibility of reform.

Family Life

He married Antonia Louise Chantler on August 19, 1989.

Associated With

He and Lutz Rathenow are both renowned German playwrights.