Jens Prüss

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Jens Prüss (born April 24, 1954 in Rottweil am Neckar) is a German author and journalist .

life and work

Prüss grew up in Düsseldorf and Mettmann . After studying German and philosophy in Düsseldorf and taking private acting training with Klaus Diehl and Wolfgang Forester , Jens Prüss started his own business as a freelance author and journalist in the Rhenish metropolis. From 1977 to 1980 he was co-editor of the literary and graphic magazine Tympan . In 1979 the editors (Wolfgang Heyder, Bernd Kilian, Jens Prüss, Ulrich Schoenwald, Ernst Specks) received the literary advancement award of the state capital Düsseldorf. From 1988 to 1993, Prüss was the successor to Rolfrafael Schröer and headed the NRW literature office. In 1991 he took over the literary editing of the magazine neue rheinland . In addition, from 1992 he worked as an audio game editor at WDR in Cologne .

Jens Prüss, who at times also taught German and practical philosophy in a vocational college, published plays (including educational trip , world premiere in Vienna 1981), prose, essays, and cultural, theater and literary reviews. In addition to several books, Prüss wrote glosses and satires for Die Zeit , Süddeutsche Zeitung and Eulenspiegel . Prüss is also an integral part of the Düsseldorf cultural scene as a cabaret artist (first program in 1997: Der mit dem Löwensenf) and moderator of large events.


Books (selection)


  • The first 365 days in the life of your computer (satires), Reinbek, Rowohlt 1993, ISBN 3-499-13082-3
  • Speech in memory of my friend , Düsseldorf, Edition Biograph 1998
  • Die Kö (editors Jens Prüss and Peter H. Jamin), Düsseldorf, Grupello 2000, ISBN 3-933749-50-6
  • Top secret! The small Kö-Roman (with Peter H. Jamin and illustrator Thomas Klefisch), Düsseldorf, Grupello 2000, ISBN 3-933749-53-0
  • Revolution! The small Oberkassel novel (with Peter H. Jamin and illustrator Thomas Klefisch), Düsseldorf, Grupello 2001, ISBN 3-933749-61-1
  • Divorce! The small Berlin and Germany novel (with Peter H. Jamin and illustrator Thomas Klefisch), Düsseldorf, Grupello 2001, ISBN 3-933749-68-9
  • Cologne vs. Düsseldorf vs. Cologne , Düsseldorf, Droste 2010, ISBN 978-3-7700-1391-3
  • The Köbes. A Rhenish original , Düsseldorf, Droste 2016, ISBN 978-3-7700-1574-0

Group work and anthologies


  • Educational trip , 1981
  • Schibulski's dream , 1982
  • The cold heart , 1997
  • Heart hunter , 1998

radio play

  • Headstand , 1983

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Jens Prüss in: Kulturamt Landeshauptstadt Düsseldorf