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

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

Heinrich BöllHeinrich Böll
21 December 1917
Writer

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

Friedrich SchlegelFriedrich Schlegel
10 March 1772
Poet

Lothar-Günther BuchheimLothar-Günther Buchheim
06 February 1918
Author
Hans FalladaHans Fallada
21 July 1893
Writer, Novelist, Children's writer

Gerhart HauptmannGerhart Hauptmann
15 November 1862
Playwright, Poet, Writer, Novelist,

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

Elizabeth von ArnimElizabeth von Arnim
31 August 1866
Writer, Novelist
John WeitzJohn Weitz
25 May 1923
Fashion designer

Christa WolfChrista Wolf
18 March 1929
Writer, Screenwriter, Politician, Unofficial
Yehuda AmichaiYehuda Amichai
03 May 1924
Poet, Writer, Novelist, Educationist, Educator

Clemens BrentanoClemens Brentano
09 September 1778
Poet

Bettina von ArnimBettina von Arnim
04 April 1785
Writer, Salon-holder, Composer, 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
Wolfgang BorchertWolfgang Borchert
20 May 1921
Author

Gottfried BennGottfried Benn
02 May 1886
Poet, Writer, Essayist, Novelist

Friedrich de la Motte FouquéFriedrich de la Motte Fouqué
12 February 1777
Writer
Wilhelm HauffWilhelm Hauff
29 November 1802
Poet

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Bel KaufmanBel Kaufman
10 May 1911
Teacher
Annette von Droste-HülshoffAnnette von Droste-Hülshoff
10 January 1797
Writer

Johann KuhnauJohann Kuhnau
06 April 1660
Polymath

Arno SchmidtArno Schmidt
18 January 1914
Author

Emil LudwigEmil Ludwig
25 January 1881
Writer
Johannes R. BecherJohannes R. Becher
22 May 1891
Politician
Luise RinserLuise Rinser
30 April 1911
Writer

Uwe JohnsonUwe Johnson
20 July 1934
Writer

Hans Hellmut KirstHans Hellmut Kirst
05 December 1914
Novelist

Arnold ZweigArnold Zweig
10 November 1887
Writer
Justus MöserJustus Möser
14 December 1720
Writer

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

Wilhelm Heinrich WackenroderWilhelm Heinrich Wackenroder
13 July 1773
Author

Jakob WassermannJakob Wassermann
10 March 1873
Author

Karl GutzkowKarl Gutzkow
17 March 1811
Writer
Ludwig RennLudwig Renn
22 April 1889
Author

Oskar Maria GrafOskar Maria Graf
22 July 1894
Author
Johann Adam HillerJohann Adam Hiller
25 December 1728
Composer

Charlotte von SteinCharlotte von Stein
25 December 1742
Writer

Wilhelm RaabeWilhelm Raabe
08 September 1831
Writer
Alfred AnderschAlfred Andersch
04 February 1914
Writer

Hermann SudermannHermann Sudermann
30 September 1857
Writer
Karl Philipp MoritzKarl Philipp Moritz
15 September 1757
Novelist

Fritz ReuterFritz Reuter
07 November 1810
Novelist

James KrüssJames Krüss
31 May 1926
Writer

Theodor PlievierTheodor Plievier
12 February 1892
Author

Sophie von La RocheSophie von La Roche
06 December 1730
Writer
Christian August VulpiusChristian August Vulpius
23 January 1762
Novelist

Frederick Philip GroveFrederick Philip Grove
14 February 1879
Novelist

Marie Luise KaschnitzMarie Luise Kaschnitz
31 January 1901
Short Story Writer

Eva FigesEva Figes
15 April 1932
Author
Martin MosebachMartin Mosebach
31 July 1951
Writer

Leonhard FrankLeonhard Frank
04 September 1882
Writer
Volker BraunVolker Braun
07 May 1939
Writer

Hermann LenzHermann Lenz
26 February 1913
Writer

Julius Meier-GraefeJulius Meier-Graefe
10 June 1867
Art Critic
Joseph Victor von ScheffelJoseph Victor von Scheffel
16 February 1826
Poet

Christoph Friedrich NicolaiChristoph Friedrich Nicolai
18 March 1733
German writer
Wilhelm Heinrich RiehlWilhelm Heinrich Riehl
06 May 1823
Journalist

Friedrich Theodor VischerFriedrich Theodor Vischer
30 June 1807
Novelist

René SchickeleRené Schickele
04 August 1883
Writer
Hans CarossaHans Carossa
15 December 1878
Writer

Bernhard KellermannBernhard Kellermann
04 March 1879
Author
Detlev von LiliencronDetlev von Liliencron
03 June 1844
Poet

Johann Heinrich JungJohann Heinrich Jung
12 September 1740
Author

KlabundKlabund
04 November 1890
Writer

Johann Jakob Wilhelm HeinseJohann Jakob Wilhelm Heinse
16 February 1746
Poet
Teodor ParnickiTeodor Parnicki
05 March 1908
Writer
Willibald AlexisWillibald Alexis
29 June 1798
Novelist

Fanny LewaldFanny Lewald
21 March 1811
Author

Karl Leberecht ImmermannKarl Leberecht Immermann
24 April 1796
Dramatist

Gert HofmannGert Hofmann
29 January 1931
Writer
Gustav FrenssenGustav Frenssen
19 October 1863
Novelist

Friedrich SpielhagenFriedrich Spielhagen
24 February 1829
Novelist

Fritz von UnruhFritz von Unruh
10 May 1885
Dramatist

Johann Martin MillerJohann Martin Miller
03 December 1750
Theologian

Levin SchückingLevin Schücking
06 September 1814
Writer
Max KretzerMax Kretzer
07 June 1854
Writer

Paul ErnstPaul Ernst
07 March 1866
German writer
Hermann KurzHermann Kurz
30 November 1813
Writer

Charles de CosterCharles de Coster
20 August 1827
Novelist
Hans Jacob Christoph von GrimmelshausenHans Jacob Christoph von Grimmelshausen
1621 AD
Author
Helmut HeissenbüttelHelmut Heissenbüttel
21 June 1921
Novelist