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Christoph Hein

The Distant Lover - Novel

(German title: Der fremde Freund. Drachenblut)
ca. 176 pages
Paperback
1982
Christoph Hein
Foto: Christoph Hein
© Heike Steinweg

Born in 1944, Christoph Hein lives in Berlin.

He has written novels, novellas, short stories, plays, essays and children's books. As of 2002, Suhrkamp Verlag has acquired the world rights to the works of Christoph Hein. He has garnered numerous literary awards for his work. When the Pen centres in East and West merged, Christoph Hein was President of the German Pen Centre from 1998 to 2000.

Awards (selection):
2019: Prix du Meilleur livre étranger (for "Portrait of a Son With Father")
2019: Samuel-Bogumił-Linde-Preis
2017: Grimmelshausen-Literaturpreis
2013: Stefan-Heym-Prize
2012: Uwe-Johnson-Prize
2010: Eichendorff-Literaturpreis
2008: Walter-Hasenclever-Literaturpreis
2004: Schiller-Gedächtnispreis des Landes Baden-Württemberg
2002: Österreichischer Staatspreis für Europäische Literatur
2000: Solothurner Literaturpreis
1998: Peter-Weiss-Preis der Stadt Bochum
1994: Bundesverdienstkreuz
1990: Erich-Fried-Preis (Wien)
1983: Deutscher Kritikerpreis

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Verwirrnis/Befuddlement (2018)

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Trutz/Trutz (2017)

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Glückskind mit Vater/Portrait of a Son With Father (2016)

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Weiskerns Nachlass/Weiskern's Legacy (2011)

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Frau Paula Trousseau/Ms. Paula Trousseau (2007)

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In seiner frühen Kindheit ein Garten/In his early childhood, a garden (2005)

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Mama ist gegangen/Mama Has Gone (2005)

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Landnahme/Settlement (2004)

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Willenbrock/Willenbrock (2000)

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Von allem Anfang an/Von allem Anfang an (1997)

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