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 as writer-in-residence and visiting professor at the following universities

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Citation: Strawser, Amy Kepple. "Ursula Krechel". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 August 2005 [, accessed 29 February 2024.]

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