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Jens Sparschuh

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Jens Sparschuh (born 14 May 1955) is a German writer from Chemnitz. Life Sparschuh was born in Chemnitz (then Karl-Marx-Stadt) and grew up in East Berlin. After graduation in Halle (Saale) he studied philosophy and logic in Leningrad from 1973 until 1978. From 1978, he was assistant-scientist at the Humboldt University of Berlin and in 1983 he got his Ph.D. for the thesis „heuristischen Ausdrucksfähigkeit aussagenlogischer Beweisbegriffe“. From then on, Sparschuh makes his living as a writer of novels, essays, poetry and audio books. After the German reunification he briefly was member of the New Forum. In 2006 and 2019 he gave short courses in Grinnell-College on German literature. He also gave lessons in the Deutsches Literaturinstitut Leipzig. Awards
  • 1988 Anna-Seghers-Preis
  • 1990 Hörspielpreis der Kriegsblinden
  • 1996 Förderpreis of the Literaturpreis der Stadt Bremen
  • 2018 Prix Chronos
  • 2019 Günter-Gras
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