Peter Rühmkorf

Peter Rühmkorf (1929-2008) is the author of an extensive lyrical as well as essayistic opus that has received numerous prizes and literary awards. With his concise but artistic use of speech in his poetic, and his essay-like works of prose marked by the rhythm of language Peter Rühmkorf ranks among the most prominent German writers who have shaped the literary scene in post-war Germany.

Honors & Awards (selection)

Member of the Gruppe 47 (Group 47)
Member of the PEN Association
Member of the Free Academy of Arts in Hamburg, the German Academy of Language and Poetry in Darmstadt, and the Academy of Arts in Berlin

Hugo Jakobi Prize
Erich Kästner Prize
Annette von Droste Hülshoff Prize
Literature Prize of the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen
Arno Schmidt Prize
Heinrich Heine Prize of the GDR
Georg Büchner Prize
Justinus Kerner Prize

Titles by Peter Rühmkorf

Peter Rühmkorf, Meeting up in Kenilworth. A fairy tale