List of German-language authors

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This list contains the names of persons (of any ethnicity or nationality) who wrote fiction, essays, or plays in the German language. It includes both living and deceased writers.

Most of the medieval authors are alphabetized by their first name, not by their sobriquet.

Abbreviations: children's (ch), drama (d), fiction (f), non-fiction (nf), poetry (p)

A[edit]

Thomas Abbt (1738–1766, nf)
Johann Christoph Adelung (1732–1806, nf)
Konrad Adenauer (1876–1967, nf)
Rudolf Agricola (1494–1566, nf)
Ilse Aichinger (1921–2016, p/f/d)
Hermann Allmers (1821–1902, p)
Peter Altenberg (1859–1919, nf/p)
Jean Améry (1912–1978, nf)
Alfred Andersch (1914–1980, nf/f)
Lou Andreas-Salomé (1861–1937, nf)
Stefan Andres (1906–1970, f)
Ernst Angel (1895–1986, p/nf/d)
Angelus Silesius, pseudonym of Johann Scheffler (1624–1677, p)
Ludwig Anzengruber (1839–1889, d/f/p)
Johann August Apel (1771–1816, f)
Ernst Moritz Arndt (1769–1860, nf/p)
Achim von Arnim (1781–1831, p/f)
Bettina von Arnim (1785–1859, nf/f)
Gottfried Arnold (1666–1714, nf)
Jean Arp (1887–1966, p)
Hans Carl Artmann (1921–2000, f/nf/p)
Raoul Auernheimer (1876–1948, nf)
Rose Ausländer (1901–1988, p)

B[edit]

Ingeborg Bachmann (1926–1973, p/d)
Hugo Ball (1886–1927, p)
Zsuzsa Bánk (born 1965, f)
Ernst Barlach (1870–1938, nf)
Janos Bardi (1923–1990, f/nf)
Adolf Bartels (1862–1945, nf/p/d)
Wilhelm Bauberger (1809-1883, f)
Johann Bernhard Basedow (1723–1790, nf/ch)
Vicki Baum (1888–1960, f)
Johannes R. Becher (1891–1958, f/p)
Jurek Becker (1937–1997, f)
Michael Beheim (1416 – c. 1474, p)
Albrecht Behmel (born 1971, f/nf/d)
Maria Beig (1920–2018, f)
Hans Bender (1907–1991, nf)
Walter Benjamin (1892–1940, nf)
Gottfried Benn (1886–1956, p/nf)
Werner Bergengruen (1892–1964, f/p)
Thomas Bernhard (1931–1989, f/d/p)
August Ferdinand Bernhardi (1769–1820, nf)
Peter Bichsel (born 1935, nf/p)
Jakob Bidermann (1578–1639, d/nf)
Wolf Biermann (born 1936, p)
Johannes Bobrowski (1917–1965, p/f)
Johann Jakob Bodmer (1698–1783, nf)
Jakob Böhme (1575–1624, nf)
Margarete Böhme (1867–1939, f)
Heinrich Böll (1917–1985, f)
Wolfgang Borchert (1921–1947, d/p/f)
Nicolas Born (1937–1979, p/f)
Ludwig Börne (1786–1837, nf)
Bas Böttcher (born 1974, p)
Adolf Brand (1874–1945, nf)
Mark Brandis (1931–2000, f)
Willy Brandt (1913–1992, nf)
Sebastian Brant (1457–1521, nf)
Axel Brauns (born 1963, nf/f)
Bertolt Brecht (1898–1956, d/p)
Willi Bredel (1901–1964, nf)
Clemens Brentano (1778–1842, p/f)
Rolf Dieter Brinkmann (1940–1975, p/f/nf)
Hermann Broch (1886–1951, f/nf/p)
Barthold Heinrich Brockes (1680–1747, p)
Georg Büchner (1813–1837, d/p/nf)
Hermann Burger (1942–1989, p/f/nf)
Gottfried August Bürger (1747–1794, p)
Christine Busta, pseudonym of Christine Dimt (1915–1987, p)

C[edit]

Joachim Heinrich Campe (1746–1818, nf)
Elias Canetti (1905–1994, f/d/nf)
Erwin Carlé (1876–1923, nf)
Hans Carossa (1878–1956, f/p)
Ignaz Franz Castelli, pseudonym Bruder Fatalis (1781–1862, d/p)
Elisabeth Castonier (1894–1975, nf/ch)
Paul Celan, pseudonym of Paul Antschel (1920–1970, p)
Conrad Celtis (1459–1508, nf/p)
C. W. Ceram, pseudonym of Kurt W. Marek (1915–1972, nf)
Adelbert von Chamisso (1781–1838, p/nf)
Helene Christaller (1872–1953, f/ch)
Hanns Cibulka (1920–2004, p/nf)
Oscar Walter Cisek (1897–1966, f/p/nf)
Matthias Claudius (1740–1815, p/nf)
Heinrich Joseph von Collin (1772–1811, d)
Hedwig Courths-Mahler (1867–1950, f)
Wolf-Ulrich Cropp (born 1941, nf/f)
Alfons von Czibulka (1888–1969, f/nf)

D[edit]

Simon Dach (1605–1659, p)
Felix Dahn (1834–1912, nf/p)
Erich von Däniken (born 1935, nf)
Jason Dark (born 1945, f)
Clark Darlton (1920–2005, f), pseudonym of Walter Ernsting
Max Dauthendey (1867–1918, nf)
Henriette Davidis (1801–1876, nf)
Franz Josef Degenhardt (1931–2011, p/f)
Richard Dehmel (1863–1920, p/nf)
Michael Denis (1729–1800, p/nf)
Lorenz Diefenbach (1806–1883, nf)
Dietmar von Aist (1140–1171, p)
Franz von Dingelstedt (1814–1881, p/d)
Artur Dinter (1876–1948, nf)
Alfred Döblin (1878–1957, f/nf)
Heimito von Doderer (1896–1966, p/f)
Hilde Domin, pseudonym of Hilde Palm (1909–2006, p/nf)
Hans Dominik (1872–1945, f/nf)
Marion Dönhoff (1909–2002, nf)
Doris Dörrie (born 1955, f)
Tankred Dorst (1925–2017, d)
Annette von Droste-Hülshoff (1797–1848, p/f)
Slatan Dudow (1903–1963, d)
Friedrich Dürrenmatt (1921–1990, d/f/nf)
Karen Duve (born 1961, f/nf)

E[edit]

Johann Eberlin von Günzburg (c. 1470–1533, nf)
Georg Ebers (1837–1898, nf/f)
Karl Egon Ebert (1801–1882, p)
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach (1830–1916, f)
Dietrich Eckart (1868–1923, p/d/nf)
Johann Peter Eckermann (1792–1854, p/nf)
Meister Eckhart (c. 1260 – c. 1328, nf)
Ernst Eckstein (1845–1900, f/nf/p)
Wiebke Eden (born 1968, nf/f)
Werner Eggerath (1900–1977, nf)
Werner Egk (1901–1983, d/nf)
Albert Ehrenstein (1886–1950, p/nf)
Günter Eich (1907–1972, p/d)
Joseph Freiherr von Eichendorff (1788–1857, p/f/d)
Ludwig Eichrodt (1827–1892, p/d)
Carl Einstein (1885–1940, nf)
Siegfried Einstein (1919–1983, p/f/nf)
Carolin Emcke (born 1967, nf)
Michael Ende (1929–1995, f/ch)
Johann Jakob Engel (1741–1802, d/nf)
Hans Magnus Enzensberger (born 1929, p/nf)
Mutlu Ergün (born 1978, nf)
Gustav Ernst (born 1944, d/f)
Paul Ernst (1866–1933, f/d/nf)
Andreas Eschbach (born 1959, f)
Ernst Wilhelm Eschmann (1904–1987, nf/d)
Richard Euringer (1891–1953, f/nf)
Hanns Heinz Ewers (1871–1943, p/nf/f)

F[edit]

Ludwig Fahrenkrog (1867–1952, nf)
Johannes Daniel Falk (1768–1826, p)
Hans Fallada, pseudonym of Rudolf Ditzen (1893–1947, f/nf)
Rainer Werner Fassbinder (1945–1982, d/nf)
Jörg Fauser (1944–1987, f/nf/p)
Gustav Theodor Fechner, pseudonym Dr. Mises (1801–1887, nf)
Else Feldmann (1884–1942, f/d/poet), Holocaust victim
Kurt Feltz, pseudonym Johnny Bartels (1910–1982, p)
Lion Feuchtwanger (1884–1958, f/d)
Renate Feyl (born 1944, f/nf)[1]
Johannes Fiebag (1956–1999, nf)
Johann Fischart (1546–1590, nf)
Sebastian Fitzek (born 1971, f/nf)
Konrad Fleck (13th c., p)
Marieluise Fleißer, pseudonym of Marieluise Haindl (1901–1974, d/f/nf)
Paul Fleming (1609–1640, p)
Walter Flex (1887–1917, f/nf)
Gorch Fock, pseudonyms Jakob Holst and Giorgio Focco (1880–1916, f/d/p)
Hans Folz (c. 1437–1513, nf/f)
Theodor Fontane (1819–1898, nf/f)
Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué (1777–1843, f/d)
Hans Franck, pseudonym of Hans Lützelburger (1879–1964, f)
Julia Franck (born 1970, f/nf)
Sebastian Franck (1499 – c. 1543, nf)
Bruno Frank (1887–1945, p/d)
Leonhard Frank (1882–1961, f/d)
Ludwig August Frankl (1810–1894, p)
Franzobel, pseudonym of Franz Stefan Griebl (born 1967, f)
Karl Emil Franzos (1848–1904, f)
Frauenlob, pseudonym of Heinrich von Meißen (1250/1260–1318, p)
Ferdinand Freiligrath (1810–1876, p/nf)
Gustav Frenssen (1863–1945, f)
Gustav Freytag (1816–1895, f/d)
Alfred Hermann Fried (1864–1921, nf)
Erich Fried (1921–1988, p/d/f)
Egon Friedell, pseudonym of Egon Friedmann (1878–1938, nf/d)
Max Frisch (1911–1991, d/f)
Abraham Emanuel Fröhlich (1796–1865, p/nf)
Ludwig Fulda, pseudonym of Ludwig Anton Salomon (1862–1939, d/f/ch)
Cornelia Funke (born 1958, ch)

G[edit]

Philipp Galen, pseudonym of Philipp Lange (1813–1899, f)
Ludwig Ganghofer (1855–1920, f)
Peter Gast (1854–1918, nf)
Emanuel Geibel (1815–1884, p/d)
Arno Geiger (born 1968, f)
Christian Fürchtegott Gellert (1715–1769, p)
Wilhelm Genazino (1943–2018, f/d)
Stefan George (1868–1933, p)
Paul Gerhardt (1602–1676, nf/p)
Robert Gernhardt (1937–2006, nf/p)
Friedrich Gerstäcker (1816–1872, f/nf)
Heinrich Wilhelm von Gerstenberg (1737–1823, p/nf)
Kerstin Gier (born 1966, f/ch)
Johannes Gilhoff (1861–1930, nf)
Franz Karl Ginzkey (1871–1963, p/ch)
Johann Rudolph Glauber (1604–1670, nf)
Friedrich Glauser (1896–1938, f)
Johann Wilhelm Ludwig Gleim (1719–1803, p)
Albrecht Goes (1908–2000, p/nf)
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749–1832, p/d/f)
Rainald Goetz (born 1954, f/d/nf)
Melchior Goldast (1578–1635, nf)
Claire Goll (1891–1977, p/f)
Yvan Goll (1891–1950, p)
Bogumil Goltz (1801–1870, nf)
Friedrich Wilhelm Gotter (1746–1797, p/d)
Gottfried von Straßburg (died c. 1210, p/d)
Jeremias Gotthelf, pseudonym of Albert Bitzius (1797–1854, f)
Johann Christoph Gottsched (1700–1766, nf)
Johann Nikolaus Götz (1721–1781, p)
Christian Dietrich Grabbe (1801–1836, d)
Oskar Maria Graf (1894–1967, nf)
Günter Grass (1927–2015, f/p/d)
Ferdinand Gregorovius (1821–1891, nf)
Felix Paul Greve (1879–1948, f)
Friedrich Griese (1890–1975, f/nf)
Franz Grillparzer (1791–1872, d/p)
Jacob Grimm (1785–1863, nf/ch)
Wilhelm Grimm (1786–1859, nf/ch)
Matthias T. J. Grimme (born 1953, nf)
Hans Jakob Christoffel von Grimmelshausen (1621–1676, f)
Hans Gross (1893–1981, nf)
Klaus Groth (1819–1899, p/f)
Anastasius Grün, pseudonym of Anton Alexander Graf von Auersperg (1806–1876, p)
Andreas Gryphius (1616–1664, p/d)
Martin Grzimek (born 1950, f)
Anton-Andreas Guha (1937–2010, nf)
Martin Gumpert (1897–1955, nf)
Johann Christian Günther (1659–1723, p)
Albert Paris Gütersloh, pseudonym of Albert Conrad Kiehtreiber (1887–1973, nf)
Karl Gutzkow (1811–1878, nf/f/d)

H[edit]

Friedrich Wilhelm Hackländer (1816–1877, f)
Erich Hackl (born 1954, f)
Peter Hacks (1928–2003, d/nf)
Sebastian Haffner (1907–1999, nf)
Friedrich von Hagedorn (1708–1754, p)
Albrecht von Haller (1708–1777, nf/p)
Friedrich Halm, pseudonym of Eligius von Münch-Bellinghausen (1806–1871, d/p/f)
Johann Georg Hamann (1730–1788, nf)
Joseph von Hammer-Purgstall (1774–1856, nf)
Peter Handke (born 1942, f/d/p)
Ferdinand Hanusch (1866–1923, f/nf)
Eberhard Werner Happel (1647–1690, nf/f)
Thea von Harbou (1888–1954, d/f)
Ernst Hardt, pseudonym of Ernst Stöckhardt (1876–1947, d/p/f)
Georg Philipp Harsdörffer (1607–1658, p)
Otto Erich Hartleben (1864–1905, p/d)
Peter Härtling (1933–2017, p/f/nf)
Moritz Hartmann (1821–1872, p/f)
Petra Hartmann (born 1970, f/nf)
Hartmann von Aue (c. 1170 – c. 1220, p)
Walter Hasenclever (1890–1940, p/d)
Wilhelm Hasenclever (1837–1889, nf/f/p)
Wilhelm Hauff (1802–1827, p/f)
Gerhart Hauptmann (1862–1946, d/f)
Otto Hauser (1876–1944, nf)
Albrecht Haushofer (1903–1945, nf)
Marlen Haushofer (1920–1970, f)
Raoul Hausmann (1886–1971, p)
Adolf Hausrath, pseudonym George Taylor (1837–1909, nf/f)
Gyula Háy (1900–1975, nf/d)
Friedrich Hebbel (1813–1863, p/d)
Johann Peter Hebel (1760–1826, f/p/nf)
Friedrich Heer (1916–1983, nf)
Heinrich Heine (1797–1856, p/nf)
Helme Heine (born 1941, ch)
Willi Heinrich (1920–2005, f)
Heinrich von Morungen (c. 1200–1222, p)
Heinrich von Veldeke (c. 1150–1190/1200, p)
Helmut Heißenbüttel (1921–1996, f/p)
Kurt Held, pseudonym of Kurt Kläber (1897–1959, f/ch)
Luise Hensel (1798–1876, p/nf)
Wilhelm Herchenbach (1818–1889, ch)
Karoline Herder (1750–1809, nf)
Johann Gottfried Herder (1744–1803, p/nf)
Judith Hermann (born 1970, f)
Stephan Hermlin (1915–1997, f/nf/p)
Georg Herwegh (1817–1875, p)
Theodor Herzl (1860–1904, d/nf)
Wilhelm Herzog (1884–1960, nf/d)
Hermann Hesse (1877–1962, p/f)
Helius Eobanus Hessus, pseudonym of Eoban Koch (1488–1540, p)
Georg Heym (1887–1912, p/nf/d)
Stefan Heym, pseudonym of Hellmuth Flieg (1913–2001, nf)
Paul Heyse (1830–1914, f/d)
Wolfgang Hilbig (1941–2007, p/nf)
Wolfgang Hildesheimer (1916–1991, f/d)
Kurt Hiller (1885–1972, nf)
Theodor Gottlieb von Hippel (1741–1796, nf)
Rolf Hochhuth (1931–2020, d/f)
Fritz Hochwälder (1911–1986, d)
Jakob van Hoddis, pseudonym of Hans Davidsohn (1887–1942, p)
E. T. A. Hoffmann (1776–1822, f)
Heinrich Hoffmann (1809–1894, nf/ch)
August Heinrich Hoffmann von Fallersleben (1798–1874, p/ch)
Gert Hofmann (1931–1993, nf)
Hugo von Hofmannsthal (1874–1929, f/p/d)
Robert Hohlbaum (1886–1955, f/d)
Franz Hohler (born 1943, nf/d)
Friedrich Hölderlin (1770–1843, p/nf)
Karl von Holtei (1798–1880, p)
Hans Egon Holthusen (1913–1997, p/nf)
Arno Holz (1863–1929, p/d)
Ludwig Heinrich Christoph Hölty (1748–1776, p)
Barbara Honigmann (born 1949, d/nf)
Axel Honneth (born 1949, nf)
Hans von Hopfen, pseudonym of Hans Mayer (1835–1904, p/f)
Ödön von Horvath (1901–1938, d/f)
Hrabanus Maurus (c. 780–856, p/nf)
Ricarda Huch (1864–1947, nf/f/p)
Peter Huchel (1903–1981, p)
Norbert Hummelt (born 1962, p/nf)
Wilhelm Hünermann (1900–1975, nf)
Christian Friedrich Hunold (1681–1721, f/p)
Thomas Hürlimann (born 1950, d/f)
Hanns Dieter Hüsch (1925–2005, nf)
Ulrich von Hutten (1488–1523, nf/p)

I[edit]

August Wilhelm Iffland (1759–1814, d)

J[edit]

Heinrich Eduard Jacob (1889–1967, nf/f/d)
Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi (1743–1819, nf)
Johann Georg Jacobi (1740–1814, p/nf)
Ernst Jandl (1925–2000, p)
Jans der Enikel (fl. late 13th c., p/nf)
Tommy Jaud (born 1970, d/nf)
Jean Paul (Johann Paul Friedrich Richter) (1763–1825, f)
Elfriede Jelinek (born 1946, d/f)
Walter Jens (1923–2013, nf)
Wilhelm Jensen (1837–1911, f/p)
Johannes von Tepl (c. 1350 – c. 1415, p)
Albrecht von Johansdorf (c. 1185 – c. 1209, p)
Uwe Johnson (1934–1984, f/nf)
Hanns Johst (1890–1978, f/d/nf)
Ernst Jünger (1895–1998, nf)
Peter Stephan Jungk (born 1952, f)
Robert Jungk (1913–1994, nf)
Johann Heinrich Jung-Stilling, pseudonym of Johann Heinrich Jung (1740–1817, nf)

K[edit]

Franz Kafka (1883–1924, f)
Friedrich Kaiser (1814–1874, d/f)
Georg Kaiser (1878–1945, d)
Max Kalbeck (1850–1921, nf)
Mascha Kaléko (1907–1975, p)
David Kalisch (1820–1872, d/nf)
Wladimir Kaminer (born 1967, f/nf)
Hermann Kant (1926–2016, f/d)
Immanuel Kant (1724–1804, nf)
Franz Xaver Kappus (1883–1966, p/f/d)
Hellmuth Karasek (1934–2015, nf/f)
Ulrich Karger (born 1957, nf/ch)
Marie Luise Kaschnitz (1901–1974, f/nf/p)
Abraham Gotthelf Kästner (1719–1800, nf)
Erich Kästner (1899–1974, ch/p/nf)
Walter Kaufmann (born 1924–2021, f)
Helmut Käutner (1908–1980, d)
Daniel Kehlmann (born 1975, f/d)
Ernst Keil (1816–1878, nf)
Gottfried Keller (1819–1890, p/f/nf)
Hans Peter Keller (1915–1988, p)
Werner Keller (1909–1980, nf)
Friedrich Kellner (1885–1970, nf)
Walter Kempowski (1929–2007, f/nf)
Johannes Kepler (1571–1630, nf)
Justinus Kerner (1786–1862, p/nf)
Alfred Kerr, pseudonym of Alfred Kempner (1867–1948, nf)
Judith Kerr (1923–2019, ch)
Irmgard Keun (1905–1982, f)
Eduard von Keyserling (1855–1918, f/d/nf)
Johann Gottfried Kinkel (1815–1882, p/d/nf)
Bodo Kirchhoff (born 1948, d/f)
Sarah Kirsch (1935–2013, p/nf)
Hans Hellmut Kirst (1914–1989, f)
Egon Erwin Kisch (1885–1948, f/nf)
Karin Kiwus (born 1942, p)
Johann Klaj (1616–1656, p/d)
Ewald Christian von Kleist (1715–1759, p)
Heinrich von Kleist (1777–1811, p/d/f)
Jochen Klepper (1903–1942, p/nf)
Ernst August Friedrich Klingemann (1777–1831, f/d)
Friedrich Maximilian Klinger (1752–1831, d/f)
Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock (1724–1803, p/nf)
Alexander Kluge (born 1932, d/f/nf)
Ruth Klüger (born 1931, nf)
Hildegard Knef (1925–2002, nf)
Werner Koch (1926–1992, nf)
Matthias Koeppel (born 1937, p/nf)
Wolfgang Koeppen (1906–1996, f/nf)
Gerhard Kofler (1949–2005, p/nf)
Michael Köhlmeier (born 1949, p/f/nf)
Oskar Kokoschka (1886–1980, p/d/nf)
Gertrud Kolmar (1894–1943, p/nf), Holocaust victim
Leopold Kompert (1822–1886, f/nf)
Konrad von Würzburg (c. 1220–1287, p)
Heinz G. Konsalik, pseudonym of Heinz Günther (1921–1999, f)
August Kopisch (1799–1853, p)
Paul Kornfeld (1889–1942, d/nf)
August von Kotzebue (1761–1819, f/d)
Christian Kracht (born 1966, f/nf)
Robert Kraft (1869–1916, f)
Karl Kraus (1874–1936, nf/d/p)
Helmut Krausser (born 1964, f/p/d)
Franz Xaver Kroetz (born 1946, d)
Friedrich Adolf Krummacher (1767–1845, nf/p)
Max Kruse (1921–2015, ch)
James Krüss (1926–1997, ch/p/d)
Alfred Kubin (1877–1959, f)
Adam Kuckhoff (1887–1943, f/nf)
Johannes Kuen (1606–1675, p)
Franz Theodor Kugler (1808–1858, nf)
Dayan Kodua (born 1980, nf), born in Ghana
Johann Kuhnau (1660–1722, f/nf)
Michael Kumpfmüller (born 1961, nf/f)
Johann Kunckel (1630–1703, nf)
Thor Kunkel (born 1963, f)
Reiner Kunze (born 1933, p/nf)
Elisar von Kupffer (1872–1942, p/nf/d)
Hermann Kurz (1813–1873, p/f)
Isolde Kurz (1853–1944, p/f)
Kurt Kusenberg (1904–1983, f)

L[edit]

Gustav Landauer (1870–1919, nf)
Karl Heinrich Lang (1764–1835, nf)
Katja Lange-Müller (born 1951, f/d)
Elisabeth Langgässer, pseudonym of E. L. Hoffmann (1899–1950, p/f)
Sophie von La Roche (1730–1807, f)
Else Lasker-Schüler (1869–1945, p/f/d)
Kurd Laßwitz (1848–1910, f/nf)
Heinrich Laube (1806–1884, d/f)
Josef Lauff (1855–1933, p/d)
Christine Lavant (1915–1973, p)
Johann Kaspar Lavater (1741–1801, p/nf)
Richard Leander, pseudonym of Richard von Volkmann (1830–1889, p/f)
Benjamin Lebert (born 1982, f/nf)
Gertrud von Le Fort (1876–1971, f/p/nf)
Nikolaus Lenau (1802–1850, p)
Ellen Lenneck, pseudonym for Helene Weichardt (1851–1880, f)
Michael Lentz (born 1964, p)
Jakob Michael Reinhold Lenz (1751–1792, p/d/nf)
Siegfried Lenz (1926–2014, f/nf/d)
Paul Leppin (1879–1945, f)
Alexander Lernet-Holenia (1897–1976, p/f/d)
Gotthold Ephraim Lessing (1729–1781, nf/d)
Reinhard Lettau (1929–1996, nf/f)
Rahel Levin (1771–1833, nf)
Fanny Lewald (1811–1889, f/nf)
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg (1742–1799, nf)
Herbert Lichtenfeld (1927–2001, d)
Alfred Lichtenstein (1889–1914, p/f)
Heinz Liepmann (1905–1966, f/nf)
Detlev von Liliencron (1844–1909, p/f)
Kurt Linck (born 1889, nf)[2]
Paul Lindau (1839–1919, d/f)
Erich Loest (1926–2013, f/d)
Friedrich von Logau (1604–1655, p)
Daniel Casper von Lohenstein (1635–1683, d/nf/p)
Hermann Löns (1866–1914, f/nf/p)
Jakob Lorber (1800–1864, nf)
Rudolf Lorenzen (1922–2013, f)
Hieronymus Lorm, pseudonym of Heinrich Landesmann (1821–1902, p/nf)
Ernst Lothar, pseudonym of Ernst Lothar Müller (1890–1974, f)
Rudolf Lothar (1865–1933, d/f)
Emil Ludwig, pseudonym of Emil Cohn (1881–1948, nf)
Otto Ludwig (1813–1865, d/f/nf)
Martin Luther (1483–1546, nf)
J. J. Lynx (c. 1900 – unknown date of death, nf)

M[edit]

Paul Maar (born 1937, ch)
John Henry Mackay (1864–1933, nf)
Andreas Mand (born 1959, f/nf/d)
Erika Mann (1905–1969, nf)
Golo Mann (1909–1994, nf)
Heinrich Mann (1871–1950, f/nf)
Klaus Mann (1906–1949, f/nf)
Thomas Mann (1875–1955, f/nf)
Hans Marchwitza (1890–1965, p/nf)
Giwi Margwelaschwili (1927–2020, f/nf)
Karl von Marinelli (1745–1803, d)
Monika Maron (born 1941, f/nf)
Friedrich von Matthisson (1761–1831, p)
Fritz Mauthner (1849–1923, f/nf)
Karl May (1842–1912, f/nf/ch)
Marius von Mayenburg (born 1972, d)
Hans Mayer (1907–2001, nf)
Mechthild of Magdeburg (1210 – c. 1285, nf)
Christoph Meckel (born 1935, nf)
Miriam Meckel (born 1967, nf)
Selma Meerbaum-Eisinger (1924–1942, p), Holocaust victim
Walter Mehring (1896–1981, nf)
Wilhelm Meinhold (1797–1851, p/d/f)
Paul Melissus, pseudonym of Schede (1539–1602, nf/p)
Robert Menasse (born 1954, f/nf)
Eva Menasse (born 1970, f/nf)
Moses Mendelssohn (1729–1786, nf)
Wolfgang Menzel (1798–1873, p/nf)
Pascal Mercier, pseudonym of Peter Bieri (born 1944, nf)
Johann Heinrich Merck (1741–1791, nf)
Sophie Mereau (1770–1806, f/p)
Conrad Ferdinand Meyer (1825–1898, p/f)
Melchior Meyr (1810–1872, p/f/nf)
Gustav Meyrink, pseudonym of Gustav Meyer (1868–1932, f/d)
Agnes Miegel (1879–1964, f/nf/p)
Jo Mihaly (1902–1989, f)
Waltraud Anna Mitgutsch (born 1948, f)
Klaus Modick (born 1951, nf)
Georg Mohr (1870–1928, nf)
Paul Möhring (1890–1976, nf)
Walter von Molo (1880–1958, f/d/nf)
Christian Morgenstern (1871–1914, p)
Irmtraud Morgner (1933–1990, f/nf)
Daniel Georg Morhof (1639–1691, nf)
Eduard Mörike (1804–1875, p/f)
Karl Philipp Moritz (1756–1793, nf/f)
Petra Morsbach (born 1956, f)
Johann Michael Moscherosch (1601–1669, nf)
Julius Mosen, pseudonym of Julius Moses (1803–1867, p/d/f)
Johann Joseph Most (1846–1906, nf)
Hans Much (1880–1932, nf)
Erich Mühsam (1878–1934, nf/p/d)
Adam Heinrich Müller (1779–1829, nf)
Friedrich Müller (called Maler Müller) (1749–1825, p/d)
Heiner Müller (1929–1995, p/nf)
Herta Müller (born 1953, f/p/nf)
Inge Müller (1925–1966, nf)
Wilhelm Müller (called Griechen-Müller) (1794–1827, p)
Wolfgang Müller von Königswinter (1816–1873, f/p/nf)
Theodor Mundt (1808–1861, nf/f)
Thomas Murner (1475–1536, nf/p)
Johann Karl August Musäus (1735–1787, f)
Adolf Muschg (born 1934, f/nf)
Robert Musil (1880–1942, nf/f)

N[edit]

Herbert Nachbar (1930–1980, f/d)
Neidhart von Reuenthal (c. 1190 – c. 1245, p)
Johann Nestroy (1802–1862, p/d)
Alfred Neumann (1895–1952, f/p/d)
Eckhart Nickel (born 1966, nf)
Friedrich Nicolai (1733–1811, nf)
Ernst Niebergall (1815–1843, f/d)
Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900, nf/p)
Dieter Noll (1927–2008, f/p)
Ingrid Noll (born 1935, f)
Christine Nöstlinger (1936–2018, ch)
Helga M. Novak (1935–2013, p/f)
Novalis, pseudonym of Friedrich von Hardenberg (1772–1801, p/nf)

O[edit]

Martin Opitz (1597–1639, p)
Ernst Ortlepp (1800–1864, p)
Andreas Osiander (1496–1552, nf)
Carl von Ossietzky (1889–1938, nf)
Oswald von Wolkenstein (1377–1445, p)
Otfrid von Weißenburg (c. 800 – post-870, p)
Emine Sevgi Özdamar (born 1946, f/nf)

P[edit]

Oskar Panizza (1853–1921, d/f/p)
Franz von Papen (1879–1969, nf)
Harald Parigger (born 1953, nf/p/ch)
Jean Paul, pseudonym of Johann Paul Friedrich Richter (1763–1825, f)
Erica Pedretti (born 1930, nf)
Annette Pehnt (born 1967, nf)
Ulrich Peltzer (born 1956, f)
Ernst Penzoldt (1892–1955, f)
Leo Perutz (1882–1957, f/nf)
Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi (1746–1827, f/nf)
Julius Petri (1868–1894, nf)
Ludwig Pfau (1821–1894, p/nf)
Anita Pichler (1948–1997, f/nf)[3]
Karoline Pichler (1769–1843, f)
Heinz Piontek (1925–2003, p/nf)
Willibald Pirckheimer (1470–1530, nf)
August von Platen-Hallermünde, pseudonym August Graf von Platen (1796–1835, p/d)
Ulrich Plenzdorf (1934–2007, d/f)
Luise von Ploennies (1803–1872, p/d)
Johannes Praetorius, pseudonym of Hans Schulz (1630–1680, nf)
Paula von Preradović (1887–1951, p/f/nf)
Otfried Preußler (1923–2013, ch)
Robert Prutz (1816–1872, p/nf/d)
Stanisław Przybyszewski (1868–1927, f/d/p)
Hermann von Pückler-Muskau (1785–1871, nf)

R[edit]

Wilhelm Raabe (1831–1910, f)
Rabanus Maurus (c. 780–856, nf/p), also Rhabanus or Hrabanus
Gottlieb Wilhelm Rabener (1714–1771, nf)
Wilhelm Rath (1897–1973, nf)
Ferdinand Raimund (1790–1836, d)
Karl Wilhelm Ramler (1725–1798, p)
Christoph Ransmayr (born 1954, nf/f)
Lutz Rathenow (born 1952, f/p/d)
Wolfgang Ratke (1571–1635, nf)
Sven Regener (born 1961, p/f)
Ruth Rehmann (1922–2016, f/d)
Marcel Reich-Ranicki (1920–2013, nf)
Uwe Reimer (1948–2004, nf)
Herbert Reinecker (1914–2007, f/d)
Reinmar von Hagenau (c. 1160/1170 – pre-1210, p)
Reinmar von Zweter (c. 1225 – c. 1250, p)
Ludwig Rellstab (1799–1860, p/nf)
Erich Maria Remarque, pseudonym of Erich Paul Remark (1898–1970, f/d/nf)
Joscha Remus (born 1958, nf/ch)
Lothar Rendulic (1897–1971, nf)
Sir John Retcliffe, pseudonym of Hermann Goedsche (1815–1878, nf)
Johannes Reuchlin (1455–1522, nf)
Fritz Reuter (1810–1874, f/p)
Hans Peter Richter (1926–1993, ch/nf)
Hans Werner Richter (1908–1993, f/nf)
Frieda von Richthofen (1879–1956, nf), later Frieda Lawrence
Brigitte Riebe (born 1953, f)
Rainer Maria Rilke (1875–1926, p/f)
Joachim Ringelnatz (1883–1934, p/nf)
Louise Rinser (1911–2002, f/nf/ch)
Johann Rist (1607–1667, p/d)
Robert Roberthin (1600–1648, p)
Charlotte Roche (born 1978, f)
Alexander Roda Roda, pseudonym of Šandor Friedrich Rosenfeld (1872–1945, nf)
Peter Rosegger, pseudonym of Roßegger (1843–1918, p/f)
Peter Rosei (born 1946, f/nf/ch)
Ernst Rosmer, pseudonym of Elsa Bernstein (1866–1949, d/f/nf)
Johann Leonhard Rost (1688–1727, nf)
Eugen Roth (1895–1976, p)
Friederike Roth (born 1948, d)
Gerhard Roth (born 1942, f/d/nf)
Joseph Roth (1894–1939, f/nf)
Patrick Roth (born 1953, f/nf)
Stephan Ludwig Roth (1796–1849, nf)
Toni Rothmund (1877–1956, f/nf)
Friedrich Rückert (1788–1866, p/nf)
Rudolf von Ems (c. 1200 – c. 1253, p)

S[edit]

Ferdinand von Saar (1833–1906, f/d/p)
Leopold von Sacher-Masoch (1836–1895, f/nf)
Hans Sachs (1494–1576, p/d)
Nelly Sachs (1891–1970, p/d)
Ernst von Salomon (1902–1972, nf)
Felix Salten, pseudonym of Siegmund Salzmann (1869–1945, d/f/nf)
Christian Gotthilf Salzmann (1744–1811, nf)
Adolf Friedrich von Schack (1815–1894, p/nf)
Jakob Schaffner (1875–1944, f)
Rafik Schami (born 1946, f/nf)
Paul Scheerbart (1863–1915, f/nf/p)
Leopold Schefer (1784–1862, p/f)
Joseph Victor von Scheffel (1826–1886, p/f)
Johann Hermann Schein (1586–1630, p)
Johannes Scherr (1817–1886, f/nf)
Emanuel Schikaneder (1751–1812, d/p/f)
Friedrich Schiller (1759–1805, d/p/nf)
Roland Schimmelpfennig (born 1967, d/f)
Baldur von Schirach (1907–1974, nf)
Johannes Schlaf (1862–1941, d/p)
August Wilhelm Schlegel (1767–1845, p/nf)
Friedrich Schlegel (1772–1829, p/nf)
Johann Elias Schlegel (1719–1749, nf/p)
Bernhard Schlink (born 1944, f/nf)
Arno Schmidt (1914–1979, d)
Michael Schmidt-Salomon (born 1967, nf/ch)
Elke Schmitter (born 1961, f/p)
Max Schneckenburger (1819–1849, p)
Louis Schneider (1805–1878, d/nf)
Reinhold Schneider (1903–1958, p/f)
Arthur Schnitzler (1862–1931, d/f/nf)
Wolfdietrich Schnurre (1920–1989, f/nf/ch)
Johanna Schopenhauer (1766–1838, nf/f)
Friedrich Ludwig Schröder (1744–1816, d)
Rainer M. Schröder (born 1951, f/ch)
Christian Friedrich Daniel Schubart (1739–1791, p/nf)
Levin Schücking (1814–1883, f/nf)
Franz Schuh (born 1947, f/nf)
Tony Schumacher (1848–1931, ch/nf)
Gustav Schwab (1792–1850, p/nf)
Werner Schwab (1958–1994, d)
Dietrich Schwanitz (1940–2004, f/nf)
Achim Schwarze (born 1958, nf)
Alice Schwarzer (born 1942, nf)
Kurt Schwitters (1887–1948, p/nf)
Charles Sealsfield, pseudonym of Karl Anton Postl (1793–1864, f/nf)
W. G. Sebald (1944–2001, nf)
Anna Seghers, pseudonym of Netty Radvanyi (1900–1983, f/nf)
Lutz Seiler (born 1963, p/f)
Franz Seldte (1882–1947, nf)
Walter Serner (1889–1942, f/nf)
Johann Gottfried Seume (1763–1810, nf/d/p)
Heinrich Seuse (c. 1300–1366, nf)
Dalal Khario (born c. 1997, nf)
Friedrich Sieburg (1893–1964, nf)
Johannes Mario Simmel (1924–2009, d/f)
Karl Simrock (1802–1876, nf)
Curt Siodmak (1902–2000, f/d)
Johann Sithmann (1602–1666, nf)
Angela Sommer-Bodenburg (born 1948, ch)
Joseph von Sonnenfels (1733–1817, nf/f)
Jura Soyfer (1912–1939, nf), Holocaust victim
Manès Sperber (1905–1984, f/nf)
Hilde Spiel (1911–1990, f/nf)
Friedrich Spielhagen (1829–1911, f/nf)
Carl Spitteler (1845–1924, p)
Johanna Spyri (1827–1901, ch)
Arnold Stadler (born 1954, nf)
Albert Steffen (1884–1963, p/d/nf)
Angela Steinmüller (born 1941, nf/f)
Karlheinz Steinmüller (born 1950, nf/f)
Ginka Steinwachs, pseudonym of Gisela Steinwachs (born 1942, d/f/nf)
Adolf Stern, pseudonym of Adolf Ernst (1835–1907, nf/p)
Fritz Steuben, pseudonym of Erhard Wittek (1898–1981, f)
Adalbert Stifter (1805–1868, f)
Julius Stinde (1841–1905, d/f/nf)
Max Stirner (1806–1856, nf)
Helene Stöcker (1869–1943, nf)
Christian zu Stolberg-Stolberg (1748–1821, p)
Theodor Storm (1817–1888, f/p)
August Stramm (1874–1915, p/d)
Botho Strauß (born 1944, d/f/nf)
Erwin Strittmatter (1912–1994, nf)
Eva Strittmatter (1930–2011, p/nf/ch)
Antje Rávic Strubel (born 1974, f/nf)
Julius Sturm (1816–1896, p)
Hermann Sudermann (1857–1928, d/f)
Patrick Süskind (born 1949, f/d)
Wilhelm Emanuel Süskind (1901–1970, nf)
Süßkind von Trimberg (1230–1300, p)
Martin Suter (born 1948, f/d)
Bertha von Suttner (1843–1914, f/nf)
Leonie Swann (born 1975, f)
Carmen Sylva, pseudonym of Elisabeth Queen of Romania (1843–1916, p/d/f)

T[edit]

George Tabori (1914–2007, d/f)
Rudolf Tarnow (1867–1933, p/nf/ch)
Johannes Tauler (c. 1300–1361, nf)
Gerhard Tersteegen (1697–1769, nf/p)
Ludwig Thoma (1867–1921, f/nf/d)
Moritz August von Thummel (1738–1817, f/nf)
Harry Thürk (1927–2005, f/nf/ch)
Ludwig Tieck (1773–1853, p/f/nf)
Uwe Timm (born 1940, f)
Ernst Toller (1893–1939, d)
Friedrich Torberg, pseudonym of Friedrich Kantor-Berg (1908–1979, f/nf)
Georg Trakl (1887–1914, p)
B. Traven (1882–1969, f)
Ilija Trojanow (born 1965, nf)
Kurt Tucholsky (1890–1935, nf/p/f)

U[edit]

Ludwig Uhland (1787–1862, p/nf)
Regina Ullmann (1884–1961, p/nf)
Ulrich von Liechtenstein (c. 1198 – c. 1276, p)
Ulrich von Zatzikhofen (13th c., p)
Hermann Ungar (1893–1929, d/f)
Fritz von Unruh (1885–1970, d/p/f)
Johann Peter Uz (1720–1796, p)

V[edit]

Joachim Vadianus, pseudonym of Joachim von Watt (1484–1551, nf)
Karl Valentin, pseudonym of Valentin Ludwig Fey (1882–1948, d/nf)
Jan Valtin (1905–1951, f)
Karl August Varnhagen von Ense (1785–1858, nf)
Rahel Varnhagen (1771–1833, nf)
Berthold Viertel (1885–1953, d)
Friedrich Theodor Vischer (1807–1887, f/p/d)
Johann Heinrich Voss (1751–1826, p/nf)
Richard Voss (1851–1918, d/f)
Christian August Vulpius (1762–1827, f/d)

W[edit]

Wilhelm Heinrich Wackenroder (1773–1798, nf)
Heinrich Leopold Wagner (1747–1779, d)
Jan Costin Wagner (born 1972, f)
Siegfried Wagner (1869–1930, d)
Wilhelm Waiblinger (1804–1830, p/f)
Walahfrid Strabo (c. 810–849, nf/p)
Max Waldau (1821 or 1825–1855, p/f)
Herwarth Walden, pseudonym of Georg Lewin (1878–1941, nf)
Martin Walser (born 1927, nf/f)
Robert Walser (1878–1956, f/nf)
Walther von der Vogelweide (c. 1170 – c. 1230, p)
Maxie Wander (1933–1977, f)
Gustav von Wangenheim (1895–1975, d)
Jakob Wassermann (1873–1934, f/p/nf)
Frank Wedekind (1864–1918, d)
Hermann von Wedderkop (1875–1956, nf/f)
Armin T. Wegner (1886–1978, nf)
Josef Magnus Wehner (1891–1973, d)
Wilhelm Weigand (1862–1949, p/f/nf)
Carsten Wieland (born 1971, nf)
Peter Weiss (1916–1982, d/f)
Wilhelm Weitling (1808–1871, nf)
Ehm Welk (1884–1966, d/nf/f)
Franz Werfel (1890–1945, f/d/p)
Benedikt Maria Leonhard von Werkmeister (1745–1823, nf)
Zacharias Werner (1768–1823, p/d/nf)
Christian Wernicke (1661–1725, p/d/nf)
Ignaz Heinrich von Wessenberg (1774–1860, nf/p)
Ernst Wiechert (1887–1950, f/p/nf)
Christoph Martin Wieland (1733–1813, p/f)
Adolf Wilbrandt (1837–1911, f/d)
Ernst von Wildenbruch (1845–1901, p/d)
Bruno Wille (1860–1928, nf)
Johann Joachim Winckelmann (1717–1768, nf)
Eugen Gottlob Winkler (1912–1936, nf)
Heinrich Wittenwiler (c. 1370–1420, p)
Karl August Wittfogel (1896–1988, d/nf)
Gabriele Wohmann (1932–2015, f/p/d)
Christa Wolf (1929–2011, f/nf)
Friedrich Wolf (1888–1953, d/f/ch)
Julius Wolff (1834–1910, p/f)
Wolfram von Eschenbach (1170–1220, p)
Karl Wolfskehl (1869–1948, p/nf/d)
Hans Wollschläger (1935–2007, f/nf)
Ernst von Wolzogen (1855–1934, nf/f)
Paul Wühr (1927–2016, f/p/d)

Y[edit]

Bahar Yilmaz (born 1984, nf)

Z[edit]

Feridun Zaimoğlu (born 1964, f/nf)
Joseph Christian von Zedlitz (1790–1862, d/p/nf)
Eva Zeller (born 1923, p/f)
Nikolaus Ludwig von Zinzendorf (1700–1760, nf/p)
Kathinka Zitz-Halein (1801–1877, p/f)
Johann Heinrich Daniel Zschokke (1771–1848, nf/f)
Karl Zuchardt (1887–1968, f)
Carl Zuckmayer (1896–1977, d)
Unica Zürn (1916–1970, p)
Arnold Zweig (1887–1968, nf)
Stefan Zweig (1881–1942, f/d/nf)
Stefanie Zweig (1932–2014, f/ch/nf)
Jan Zweyer, pseudonym of Rüdiger Richartz (born 1953, nf)
Hans von Zwiedineck-Südenhorst (1845–1906, nf)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Renate Feyl". whoswho.de (in German).
  2. ^ Kurt Linck (1913), De antiquissimis veterum quae ad Iesum Nazarenum spectant testimoniis, A. Töpelmann
  3. ^ "Anita Pichler". Lexikon literatur in Tirol (in German).

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