1957 (age 60–61)|
She is a recipient of the 1990 Literature Prize of the City of Hamburg. In 1997 she received the Künstlerhaus Schloss Wiepersdorf scholarship. In 1998 she received the Marburger Literaturpreis. In 2004 she received a scholarship from Ledig House. In 2009 she was chosen to be Dresden's writer in residence.
- "Guantanamo". Publishers Weekly. 2007. Archived from the original on 2015-04-17.
"Hamburgerin wird neue Stadtschreiberin" [Hamburg is new city clerk] (in German). Sächsische Zeitung. 2009-05-03. Retrieved 2015-04-17.
Die Hamburger Schriftstellerin und Kritikerin Dorothea Dieckmann wird neue Stadtschreiberin in Dresden. Die 51-Jährige wurde von einer Jury unter 73 Bewerbern ausgewählt.
Michel Faber (2008-06-21). "Scenes from an execution". The Guardian (UK). Archived from the original on 2015-04-17.
Dieckmann is an essayist and critic of high standing in Germany, and has also written prize-winning fiction which has not yet been translated into English. No surprise there: a mere 3% of books published in English are translations and most of those are non-literary enterprises. Guantánamo has just won the aptly named Three Percent prize for translated foreign fiction, thanks to the midwifery of Soft Skull Press, a small New York publishing house specialising in controversial subjects, and Tim Mohr, staff editor at Playboy magazine.
- Works by or about Dorothea Dieckmann in the catalog of the German National Library
- Short biography and reviews of works by Dorothea Dieckmann at perlentaucher.de