List of famous German novelists with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

For reading aficionados and book lovers, a new novel is like a new attire - the excitement and charm only ends after reading (wearing) it once! Interestingly, if you have a friend or relative or best if you, yourself, cannot go without reading even for a single day, you would well be aware of the joy of having hands on a new book. Book lovers do not restrain their reading spirit to but a single genre/language/author and mostly read works by different authors and writers across the globe in varying genres/languages. While America has given readers a handsome list of novelists and writers, Germany isn’t far behind. From the classics by Karl August von Heigel, Hermann Hesse and Karl May to the 19th century litterateurs Hans Peter Richter, Heinz Gunther, Charles Bukowski and Hannz Heinz Ewers, German novelists have written works on a wide range of subjects. Remarkably, the list does not end here as 20th century German literature saw the likes of Robert Musli, Franz Kafka, Thomas Mann, Alfred Doblin, Gunter Grass and Uwe Johnson come up with some of the best known German novels. Lap up yourself with interesting information about the life and works of German novelists.
Charles BukowskiCharles Bukowski

16 August 1920

09 March 1994

Andernach

Leo

Paul Thomas MannThomas Mann

06 June 1875

12 August 1955

Lübeck, Germany

Gemini

Günter GrassGünter Grass

16 October 1927

13 April 2015

Free City of Danzig

Libra

Erich Maria RemarqueErich Maria Remarque

22 June 1898

25 September 1970

Osnabrück, Saxony, Germany

Cancer

Herta MüllerHerta Müller

17 August 1953

Nițchidorf

Leo

Cornelia FunkeCornelia Funke

10 December 1958

Dorsten

Sagittarius

Jean PaulJean Paul

21 March 1763

14 November 1825

Wunsiedel, Holy Roman Empire

Aries

Alfred DoblinAlfred Doblin

10 August 1878

26 June 1957

Szczecin

Leo

Siegfried LenzSiegfried Lenz

17 March 1926

07 October 2014

Ełk

Pisces

W. G. SebaldW. G. Sebald

18 May 1944

14 December 2001

Wertach

Taurus

Heinrich von KleistHeinrich von Kleist

18 October 1777

21 November 1811

Frankfurt (Oder)

Libra

Gerhart HauptmannGerhart Hauptmann

15 November 1862

06 June 1946

Szczawno-Zdrój

Scorpio

Karl MayKarl May

25 February 1842

30 March 1912

Hohenstein-Ernstthal

Pisces

Theodor FontaneTheodor Fontane

30 December 1819

20 September 1898

Neuruppin

Capricorn

Yehuda AmichaiYehuda Amichai

03 May 1924

22 September 2000

Würzburg

Taurus

Christa WolfChrista Wolf

18 March 1929

01 December 2011

Gorzów Wielkopolski

Pisces

Ann-Marie MacDonaldAnn-Marie MacDonald

29 October 1948

CFB Baden–Soellingen

Scorpio

Hans FalladaHans Fallada

21 July 1893

05 February 1947

Greifswald

Cancer

Hellmuth KarasekHellmuth Karasek

04 January 1934

29 September 2015

Brno

Capricorn

Bettina von ArnimBettina von Arnim

04 April 1785

20 January 1859

Frankfurt

Aries

Elizabeth von ArnimElizabeth von Arnim

31 August 1866

09 February 1941

New South Wales

Virgo

Gottfried BennGottfried Benn

02 May 1886

07 July 1956

Putlitz

Taurus

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