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Burkhard Spinnen, born in 1956, received a PhD from Münster University and held several lectureships. Until 2014, he was Head of the Jury for the prestigious Ingeborg Bachmann Award at the Festival of German-Language Literature held annually in Klagenfurt, Austria.
Burkhard Spinnen has received many awards for his literary work. He lives in Münster with his family.
Kranichstein Literature Prize
Adenauer Literature Prize
Oldenburg Children's Literature Prize
Herbert Quandt Media Prize
Lower Rhine Literature Prize
German Audio Book Award