Katrin Seebacher

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Katrin Seebacher (* 1966 in Karlsruhe ; † February 21, 1997 in Frankfurt am Main ) was a German writer.


Katrin Seebacher grew up with three siblings in Grötzingen , graduated from the Karlsruhe Bismarck-Gymnasium and studied German, French and Italian at the University of Freiburg . She has been writing short stories since 1986. After completing her studies, she taught at the Lycée Paul Valéry and the Collège in Sète in southern France in 1987/88 ; then she returned to Freiburg. There she edited the literary magazine Symposion from 1988 and ran the small publishing house Seebacher & Spreckelsen together with Tilman and Wolfgang Spreckelsen . She worked for the Hölderlin edition of the German Classic Publishing House, edited by Jochen Schmidt , and the Fontane edition of the Berlin construction publishing house .

In 1996 Seebacher presented her dissertation on Jean Paul . Parallel to her doctorate, she had written her first novel Morgen oder Abend since 1993 , for which she received the Rauris Literature Prize in February 1997 . Shortly afterwards, she suddenly died of an aneurysm .


  • Forgot . Seebacher & Spreckelsen, Freiburg 1991, ISBN 3-927938-01-7 .
  • Morning or evening . Libelle Verlag, Lengwil am Bodensee 1996, ISBN 3-909081-76-2 . (Paperback edition: Fischer, Frankfurt am Main 2000, ISBN 3-596-14177-X )
  • Poetic self-damnation. Romance criticism of romance . Rombach, Freiburg im Breisgau 2000, ISBN 3-7930-9248-8 . (= Univ. Diss., Freiburg im Breisgau 1997)
  • Narcissus is echo . In: Tilman Spreckelsen (Ed.) Moments. Stories of seeing . Fischer, Frankfurt am Main 2006, ISBN 3-10-077450-7 .

as a translator:

as editor:

  • Theodor Fontane : Chess from Wuthenow. Story from the time of the Gensdarmes regiment . Aufbau-Verlag, Berlin 1997, ISBN 3-351-03118-1 (= Great Brandenburger Edition, The narrative work Volume 6).

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