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I've started this template because I think it would be useful to have a navbox for German literature. Please feel free to add authors to the list. A couple notes:
This template is about literature written in German, not literature written by German citizens or literature written in Germany, so it includes Austrian, Swiss, German-Jewish, migrant literature, exile literature, etc. Simple nation-state distinctions don't really work well as organizing principles for the history of literature.
Authors should be notable, with a reasonable chance of being included in an undergraduate or graduate syllabus in a German studies course.
The periodization (like any periodization) is provisional rather than absolute. If a section gets too large, we should think about breaking it down to smaller ones.
After struggling with how to best organize writers who wrote a good number of texts in the 20th century but are still publishing today, I decided to rename the group "21st century" to "Contemporary writers" and include everyone who is still publishing today, even if the bulk of their works fall in the 20th century. It seems best to treat it that way; as the years go by, and it becomes easier to assign writers to the 20th century, we can make the changes needed. Sindinero (talk) 09:46, 10 February 2012 (UTC)