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Siegfried Lenz, German writer. Recipient Schickele prize, 1952, 62, Lessing prize, 1953, Gerhart Hauptmann prize, 1961, Mackensen prize, 1962, City of Bremen prize, 1962, State of Rhine-Westphalia arts prize, 1966, Gryphius prize, 1979, German Free Masons prize, 1979, Thomas Mann prize, 1984, Raabe prize, 1987, Federal Booksellers peace prize, 1988, Galinsky Foundation prize, 1989.

Background

Lenz, Siegfried was born on March 17, 1926 in Lyck, East Prussia, Germany.

Education

High School, Samter, and University of Hamburg.

Career

Reporter Die Welt, Hamburg, 1948-1950, editor, 1950-1951. Freelance writer, since 1952. Member cultural board Die Welt, 1949-1951.

Visiting lecturer University Houston, 1969.

Works

Membership

Served with German Navy, 1943-1945. Member Free Academy Arts Hamburg.