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

Günter GrassGünter Grass
16 October 1927
Novelist

Herta MüllerHerta Müller
17 August 1953
Writer

Cornelia FunkeCornelia Funke
10 December 1958
Author of children’s fiction
Jean PaulJean Paul
21 March 1763
Writer

Alfred DoblinAlfred Doblin
10 August 1878
Writer, Doctor

Ernst JüngerErnst Jünger
29 March 1895
Soldier, Author, Entomologist

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, Poet, Professor
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,
Christa WolfChrista Wolf
18 March 1929
Writer, Screenwriter, Politician, Unofficial

Elizabeth von ArnimElizabeth von Arnim
31 August 1866
Writer, Novelist

Bettina von ArnimBettina von Arnim
04 April 1785
Writer, Salon-holder, Composer, Novelist
Yehuda AmichaiYehuda Amichai
03 May 1924
Poet, Writer, Novelist, Educationist, Educator

Gottfried BennGottfried Benn
02 May 1886
Poet, Writer, Essayist, Novelist
Siegfried LenzSiegfried Lenz
17 March 1926
Screenwriter, Writer, Journalist, Children's

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

Wilhelm HauffWilhelm Hauff
29 November 1802
Poet

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