A versatile writer and the winner of numerous literary prizes (among which the 1987 Leonce- und-Lena-Sonderpreis, the Andreas-Gryphius-prize in 1988, with Gerhardt Csejka, Helmuth Frauendorfer, Klaus Hensel, Johann Lippet, Herta Müller, Werner Söllner, William Totok the Deutscher Sprachpreis (1989); the Stipendium der Villa Massimo in Rom (1990/91), the Neuer deutscher Literaturpreis, first awarded in 2000, and the Georg Dehio Book Award in 2008), Richard Wagner is considered one of the most prominent writers in contemporary German literature. At a time when much of the spotlight is on the literature in German written “under the sign of Turkish presence”, Wagner’s texts draw attention to several little-…
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