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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]

References

  1. "Kleistpreis 2007 an Wilhelm Genazino" (in German). Kleistpreis. http://www.kleist.org/kleistpreis/2007/index.htm. Retrieved 22 February 2011. 
  2. "2004 Wilhelm Genazino" (in German). Deutsche Akademie für Sprache und Dichtung. http://www.deutscheakademie.de/urkundentexte/buechner/2004.html. Retrieved 22 February 2011. 
  3. Schriftsteller Wilhelm Genazino ist tot (in German)