was born in Neuss in 1925. One of Germany's most respected and best-loved authors, he was awarded the prestigious Heinrich Böll Prize for his life work in 1988. A collected edition of his writings in six volumes, edited by Keith Bullivant and Manfred Durzak, was published by Kiepenheuer & Witsch in 1996-97. His books have been translated into sixteen languages.
Previous novels include:
Einladung an alle; Die Schattengrenze; Ein schöner Tag (A Beautiful Day, Tr. Dorothea Oppenheimer, Secker & Warburg, UK, and Harper & Row, US, 1972); Die Schönheit des Schimpansen; Die Sirene; Der Sieger nimmt alles, (Winner Takes All, Tr. Paul Knight, Carcanet, 1986).
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was founded in Cologne in 1949 by Gustav Kiepenheuer and Joseph Caspar Witsch, both publishers from the Eastern Zone. This house published Joseph Roth, Heinrich Böll and Erich Maria Remarque, and continues to publish leading contemporary German, Austrian and Swiss writers besides international authors in translation - for instance Uwe Timm, Gabriel García Márquez and John le Carré. Non-fiction includes sociology, psychology, history and biography. In January 1999 the Holtzbrinck Group acquired a minority shareholding in the firm..