Peter Kurzeck

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Peter Kurzeck

Peter Kurzeck (1943–2013) was born in Nazi-occupied Tachau (now Tachov in the Czech Republic). He grew up in West Germany after his mother fled from Bohemia with her children in 1946.
As a writer, Peter Kurzeck is regarded as a ‘radical biographer’ and his writing has been compared to James Joyce’s for its profoundly associative style blending reminiscence and observation.
Kurzeck was awarded countless literary prizes, including the Alfred Döblin and Robert Gernhardt Prizes.

Titles by Peter Kurzeck

Peter Kurzeck, As a GuestPeter Kurzeck, The Previous Summer and the Summer BeforePeter Kurzeck, The Walnut Tree across from the Shop Where You Buy Your Bread