Peter Klusen

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Peter Klusen (1999)

Peter Klusen (born 1951) is a German writer, translator and cartoonist.

Life and work[edit]

Peter Klusen was born in Mönchengladbach. He is a German writer and cartoonist. After studying at Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz and RWTH Aachen University (German language, journalism and social science) he worked as a teacher at FernUniversität Hagen, the only state funded distance education university in Germany, and Mönchengladbach Franz-Meyers High School.[1]

Up from 1980 he started writing plays for children and teenagers. His subjects are often the problems of outsiders and peer pressure as well as the formation and effects of prejudice. But Klusen has also written enchanting fairy-tale plays, poems, narrations, crime stories and revised versions of classical children's literature.[2]

Peter Klusen was a permanent co-worker of the German annual Muschelhaufen (edited by Erik Martin) from 1994 - 2008.[3] In 1998 he was awarded the Bad Wildbad Prize of Children's Literature[4] and in 2007 the F&F Prize of Literature (Frankfurt/M.).

Klusen translated Mark Twain's novel The Prince and the Pauper (Prinz und Bettelknabe, 1996) and also made it into a play that was first performed at the Schauspielhaus Bochum (Theater unter Tage) in 2003.[5] His cartoons are found in journals, calendars and the German satirical magazine Eulenspiegel.

Peter Klusen is married and lives in Viersen.

Publications[edit]

Poems, Narrations, Crime stories and Novels[edit]

Plays[edit]

References[edit]

  • Andreas Amberg: Schriftsteller im Erkelenzer Land. Eine literarische Spurensuche. Erkelenz 1993
  • Gabriele Barth im Gespräch mit Peter Klusen. In: Spiel und Theater. No. 159. Weinheim 1997, ISSN 0038-7509
  • Ludwig Janssen: Peter Klusen. In: Literaturatlas NRW. Köln 1992, ISBN 3-923243-96-0
  • Anja Schüring. Neuer Lyrikband. Ernsthaft und witzig. In: Aachener Nachrichten, 7 January 1995
  • Eva Weissweiler/Ulla Lessman: Peter Klusen. In: Leselust. Autorinnen und Autoren aus NRW. Köln 1999, ISBN 3-920862-23-6

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Eva Weissweiler/Ulla Lessman: Peter Klusen. In: Leselust. Autorinnen und Autoren aus NRW. Köln 1999, ISBN 3-920862-23-6
  2. ^ Andreas Amberg: Sozialkritische Kinderbücher und bissige Cartoons von Peter Klusen. In: Rheinische Post vom 20. Juli 1994
  3. ^ Masthead of the magazine Muschelhaufen 1994-2008, ISSN 0085-3593
  4. ^ Bad Wildbader Kinder- und Jugendliteraturpreis. In: Pforzheimer Zeitung, 30 January 1998
  5. ^ Prinz und Bettelknabe. Dramatization: Peter Klusen. Direction: Diana Maria Breuer. First night: 01.02.2003, Theater unter Tage (TuT)

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