Jan Peter Bremer

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Jan Peter Bremer (born February 16, 1965 in Berlin-Charlottenburg ) is a German writer .


Jan Peter Bremer is the son of the artist Uwe Bremer . In 1970 the family moved from Berlin to the village of Gümse in the Lüchow-Dannenberg district . Bremer attended secondary school and high school in Dannenberg . After graduating from high school, he returned to Berlin in 1988, where he held various jobs and began to publish his literary work.

Jan Peter Bremer is the author of novels and minimalist prose texts that often tend towards the grotesque ; The author's stylistic role models are primarily Franz Kafka and Robert Walser .

Jan Peter Bremer received the following awards, among others: the Bertelsmann scholarship at the Ingeborg Bachmann Competition 1993 in Klagenfurt ; the Ingeborg Bachmann Prize 1996 and a literature grant from the Prussian Sea Trade Foundation ; 2000 the sponsorship award for the Nicolas Born Prize of Lower Saxony; 2007 the Sylt Scholarship Inselschreiber ; 2008 a scholarship for the Künstlerhaus Edenkoben . In 2011 he was awarded the Alfred Döblin Prize , in 2012 the Mörike Prize of the city of Fellbach and the Nicolas Born Prize of the State of Lower Saxony.

In 2019, his novel The Young Doctoral Candidate was on the long list of the German Book Prize .

Jan Peter Bremer is a member of the PEN Center Germany .

He is married and lives with his family (son and daughter) in Berlin-Kreuzberg .

Single title (selection)


  • Theo Breuer : Twenty Days - Twenty Novels: A Book Game . In: Matrix . Journal for literature and art , 58th edition, Pop Verlag, Ludwigsburg 2019, pp. 7–167.

Individual evidence

  1. State of Lower Saxony honors the authors Jan Peter Bremer and Jan Brandt
  2. The young doctoral student . In: deutscher-buchpreis.de (accessed on 23 August 2019).

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