Hans-Ulrich Treichel at the literary evening on December 14, 2016
Kaiserswerther Str. 16-18, 14195 Berlin, Germany
Hans-Ulrich Treichel studied at Free University of Berlin.
(Not since The Reader has a work of fiction so stunningly ...)
Not since The Reader has a work of fiction so stunningly evoked the guilt and shame that resounds in postwar Germany. In this debut novel of astonishing originality, we bear witness to a family ravaged with regret at the loss of their child.
After graduating from high school in Hanau, Hans-Ulrich Treichel studied German philology, philosophy and political science at the Free University of Berlin, where he earned his doctorate in 1983.
Since his novel The Lost (Der Verlorene) his career has developed through a series of prose works and novels which combine an acute sense of time and place with appealing comic irony (Tristanakkord, Der irdische Amor, Heimatkunde, among others). It was as a poet that he first began to write, however, and his anthologies of poetry have enjoyed renewed success as a result of his rise to fame as one of Germany’s leading prose writers. Hans-Ulrich Treichel is also an academic and has published widely on German literature of the modern period. He is currently director of the Deutsche Literaturinstitut in Leipzig.
(Not since The Reader has a work of fiction so stunningly ...)2000
Treichel is a member of the PEN Center Germany.