One of the most prolific German writers today, Ursula Krechel was born on the 4th December 1947 in Trier. While a student of German literature, theatre, and art history at the University of Cologne (1966-72), she worked as a journalist and drama adviser, creating theatre pieces with imprisoned youths in Dortmund (1969-72). She received a doctoral degree in 1972, with a dissertation on the film and theatre critic Herbert Ihering.
Krechel, a free-lance writer of poetry, plays, radio plays, fiction, and nonfiction, lived for many years in Frankfurt am Main and currently resides in Berlin. A member of PEN in Germany since 1982, she has been the recipient of numerous literary grants, awards, and prizes. She has worked a…
Strawser, Amy Kepple. "Ursula Krechel". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 August 2005
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