Writer-in-Residence Program

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 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
  • 2019 Jens Sparschuh
  • 2020 Christopher Kloeble
  • 2021 Rasha Khayat
  • 2022 Stefanie Sargnagel
  • 2023 Angelika Reitzer
  • 2024 Susanne Hornfeck

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