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Hans Werner Richter
country of citizenship: Germany
language of expression: German
occupation: writer, screenwriter
award received: Commander's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, Fontane-Preis, Andreas Gryphius Prize, Literature Award of the Bavarian Academy of the Fine Arts, honorary doctorate of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Hans Werner Richter (12 November 1908 – 23 March 1993) was a German writer.
Born in Neu Sallenthin, Usedom, Richter is little known for his own works but found worldwide celebrity and acknowledgment as initiator, moving spirit and "grey eminence" of the Group 47, the most important literary association of the German Federal Republic of the post-war period. Richter died in Munich, aged 84.
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