Famous People From Germany
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
Poet
Paul Thomas MannThomas Mann
06 June 1875
Novelist, Short Story Writer

Erich Maria RemarqueErich Maria Remarque
22 June 1898
Novelist

Ernst JüngerErnst Jünger
29 March 1895
Soldier, Author, Entomologist

Günter GrassGünter Grass
16 October 1927
Novelist

Cornelia FunkeCornelia Funke
10 December 1958
Author of children’s fiction
Herta MüllerHerta Müller
17 August 1953
Writer

Jean PaulJean Paul
21 March 1763
Writer

Alfred DoblinAlfred Doblin
10 August 1878
Writer, Doctor
Maria RivaMaria Riva
13 December 1924
Actress

Karl MayKarl May
25 February 1842
Writer, Novelist, Children's writer, Screenwriter
W. G. SebaldW. G. Sebald
18 May 1944
Writer

Heinrich BöllHeinrich Böll
21 December 1917
Writer

Heinrich von KleistHeinrich von Kleist
18 October 1777
Playwright, Poet, Short story writer, Novelist,

Theodor FontaneTheodor Fontane
30 December 1819
Pharmacist, Writer, Poet, Historian, Translator,

Hans FalladaHans Fallada
21 July 1893
Writer, Novelist, Children's writer
Gerhart HauptmannGerhart Hauptmann
15 November 1862
Playwright, Poet, Writer, Novelist,

Lothar-Günther BuchheimLothar-Günther Buchheim
06 February 1918
Author

John WeitzJohn Weitz
25 May 1923
Fashion designer

Christa WolfChrista Wolf
18 March 1929
Writer, Screenwriter, Politician, Unofficial
Bettina von ArnimBettina von Arnim
04 April 1785
Writer, Salon-holder, Composer, Novelist

Yehuda AmichaiYehuda Amichai
03 May 1924
Poet, Writer, Novelist, Educationist, Educator
Elizabeth von ArnimElizabeth von Arnim
31 August 1866
Writer, Novelist

Ann-Marie MacDonaldAnn-Marie MacDonald
29 October 1948
actor, television presenter, novelist, journalist

Wolfgang BorchertWolfgang Borchert
20 May 1921
Author
Gottfried BennGottfried Benn
02 May 1886
Poet, Writer, Essayist, Novelist

Siegfried LenzSiegfried Lenz
17 March 1926
Screenwriter, Writer, Journalist, Children's
Wilhelm HauffWilhelm Hauff
29 November 1802
Poet

Arno SchmidtArno Schmidt
18 January 1914
Author

Uwe JohnsonUwe Johnson
20 July 1934
Writer
Hans Hellmut KirstHans Hellmut Kirst
05 December 1914
Novelist

Continue Reading Below
Justus MöserJustus Möser
14 December 1720
Writer
Johannes R. BecherJohannes R. Becher
22 May 1891
Politician

Emil LudwigEmil Ludwig
25 January 1881
Writer

Johann KuhnauJohann Kuhnau
06 April 1660
Polymath

Wilhelm Heinrich WackenroderWilhelm Heinrich Wackenroder
13 July 1773
Author
Bel KaufmanBel Kaufman
10 May 1911
Teacher
Karl GutzkowKarl Gutzkow
17 March 1811
Writer

Arnold ZweigArnold Zweig
10 November 1887
Writer

Hellmuth KarasekHellmuth Karasek
04 January 1934
Journalist, Writer, Theatre critic, Literary

Hans Jacob Christoph von GrimmelshausenHans Jacob Christoph von Grimmelshausen
1621 AD
Author
Joseph von GörresJoseph von Görres
25 January 1776
Writer