Uwe Tellkamp

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Uwe Tellkamp
Uwe Tellkamp Worms.jpg
Born (1968-10-28) October 28, 1968 (age 46)
Dresden, Germany
Occupation Novelist, physician
Nationality German
Notable works Der Turm
Notable awards German Book Prize
2008

Uwe Tellkamp (born October 28, 1968 in Dresden, Germany) is a German writer and physician. He practised medicine until 2004. Before the fall of communism, he was enlisted in the National People's Army as a tank commander and imprisoned when he refused to break up a demonstration in October 1989.[1] Until the fall of the German Democratic Republic shortly after, he was prohibited from studying medicine.

In 2008 Tellkamp was awarded the German Book Prize for his novel Der Turm (The Tower), which describes life in 1980s East Germany.[2]

Works[edit]

  • Der Hecht, die Träume und das Portugiesische Café (2000)
  • Der Eisvogel (2005)
  • Der Turm (2008)
  • Reise zur Blauen Stadt (2009)
  • Die Schwebebahn: Dresdner Erkundungen (2012)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Philipp Engel: Uwe Tellkamp, Bestseller-Autor und Gewinner des Deutschen Buchpreises über die DDR, den Finanzkapitalismus, das Schreiben und sein nächstes Buch. Interview vom 17. Februar 2009. http://www.ruhrbarone.de/uwe-tellkamp-bestseller-autor-und-gewinner-des-deutschen-buchpreises-uber-die-ddr-den-finanzkapitalismus-das-schreiben-und-sein-nachstes-buch/
  2. ^ Jane Yager (December 31, 2008). "What was the GDR?". The Sunday Times. Retrieved September 26, 2010.