The Writer-in-Residence Program

The Writer-in-Residence program has been sponsored by the German department for more than 25 years.  A visiting writer from Germany, Austria, or Switzerland teaches the annual spring short course “Recent Trends in German Literature” (GRM 372).  When the program was started, it was designed to give German students an opportunity to learn about East German literature.  Since the fall of the Berlin Wall, its focus has shifted to the thriving literary scene in German-speaking countries.  Many authors enjoy their visits and come back, some of them multiple times.  

Writers-in-Residence from Recent Years

2005 Elisabeth Reichart
2006 Jens Sparschuh
2007 Oliver Schütte
2009 Katharina Reschke
2010 Thomas Pletzinger
2011 Kristof Magnusson
2012 Mario Giordano
2013 Christopher Kloeble
2014 Thomas Pletzinger

2016 Christopher Kloeble
2017 Teresa Präauer
2018 Barbara Yelin
2018 Jens Sparschuh