One of the most renowned German authors after 1945 has passed away. Hans Magnus Enzensberger died in Munich on Thursday at the age of 93, the two publishers Suhrkamp and Hanser announced on Friday.
Enzensberger was born in Kaufbeuren on November 11, 1929 and grew up in Nuremberg. He studied literature and philosophy and, as an author, repeatedly became involved in social discourse and certain political debates. He caused a sensation with his first collection of poems ‘Defense of the Wolves’ from 1957.
One of the most influential authors in German literature
Enzensberger wrote novels, essays, anecdotes and memoirs, as well as dramas, such as Titanic, directed by George Tabori in 1980. He has received many awards for his work, including the Georg Büchner Prize when he was only 33 years old.
Together with Günter Grass, Martin Walser and Heinrich Böll, the poet, essayist, biographer, publisher, translator and editor was one of the most influential authors of post-war German literature.