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Genazino in 2013

Wilhelm Genazino (22 January 1943 – 12 December 2018) was a German journalist and author. He was born in Mannheim, Germany.[1] He worked as a journalist until 1965. During this time, he worked, inter alia, for the satirical magazine Pardon and co-edited the magazine Lesezeichen. As an author, he was known for his trilogy Abschaffel.

In 1990 he became a member of the Academy for Language and Poetry in Darmstadt. In 2004, he was awarded the Georg Büchner Prize,[2] the most prestigious award for German literature.

Genazino died on 12 December 2018 from lung cancer in Frankfurt, Germany at the age of 75.[3]


  1. "Kleistpreis 2007 an Wilhelm Genazino" (in German). Kleistpreis. Retrieved 22 February 2011. 
  2. "2004 Wilhelm Genazino" (in German). Deutsche Akademie für Sprache und Dichtung. Retrieved 22 February 2011. 
  3. Schriftsteller Wilhelm Genazino ist tot (in German)