W. G. Sebald

German writer and academic

1944   -   2001

country of citizenship: Germany
languages spoken, written or signed: English, German
educated at: University of Freiburg, University of Fribourg
occupation: writer, professor, photographer, literary scholar
award received: Heinrich-Böll-Preis, Joseph-Breitbach-Preis, Literaturpreis der Stadt Bremen, Berliner Literaturpreis, Johannes Bobrowski Medal

Winfried Georg Sebald (18 May 1944 – 14 December 2001), known as W. G. Sebald or (as he preferred) Max Sebald, was a German writer and academic. At the time of his death at the age of 57, he was being cited by literary critics as one of the greatest living authors.
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