Famous German Short Story Writers

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 1 Charles Bukowski

Charles Bukowski
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: August 16, 1920
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: German, American
Died: March 9, 1994

German-American poet and short story writer ,Charles Bukowski, addressed the ordinary lives of poor Americans in most of his works. Since his death, he has been the subject of many critical books and articles. His stories have inspired several films like Tales of Ordinary Madness, Crazy Love, and Factotum.

 2 Thomas Mann

Paul Thomas Mann
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Famous As: Novelist, Short Story Writer
Birthdate: June 6, 1875
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Swiss, German
Died: August 12, 1955
German author Thomas Mann, known for his epic novels, was part of the Hanseatic Mann family of authors. He depicted his own family in his novel Buddenbrooks. He won the 1929 Nobel Prize in Literature. During Hitler’s reign, he fled to Switzerland and then to the U.S.
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 3 Heinrich von Kleist

Heinrich von Kleist
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Famous As: Playwright, Poet, Short story writer, Novelist, Writer, Poet lawyer, Journalist
Birthdate: October 18, 1777
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: German
Died: November 21, 1811

 4 Ludwig Tieck

Ludwig Tieck
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: May 31, 1773
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: German
Died: April 28, 1853

 5 Arnold Zweig

Arnold Zweig
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: November 10, 1887
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: German, Polish
Died: November 26, 1968

 6 Luise Rinser

Luise Rinser
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: April 30, 1911
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: German
Died: March 17, 2002

 7 Johann Karl August Musäus

Johann Karl August Musäus
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: March 29, 1735
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: German
Died: October 28, 1787
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 8 Marie Luise Kaschnitz

Marie Luise Kaschnitz
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Famous As: Short Story Writer
Birthdate: January 31, 1901
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: German
Died: October 10, 1974

 9 Tankred Dorst

Tankred Dorst
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Famous As: Playwright
Birthdate: December 19, 1925
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: German
Died: June 1, 2017

 10 Volker Braun

Volker Braun
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: May 7, 1939
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: German

 11 Leonhard Frank

Leonhard Frank
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: September 4, 1882
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: German
Died: August 18, 1961

 12 Carl Sternheim

Carl Sternheim
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Famous As: Playwright
Birthdate: April 1, 1878
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: German
Died: November 3, 1942

 13 Bernhard Kellermann

Bernhard Kellermann
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: March 4, 1879
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: German
Died: October 17, 1951