Liselotte Rauner

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Liselotte Rauner (* February 21, 1920 in Bernburg / Saale as Liselotte Clemens ; † July 2, 2005 in Bochum ) was a German writer .


Liselotte Clemens came from a working class family. She attended a secondary school and a commercial school and did a commercial apprenticeship . She then completed an acting and singing training and appeared as an actress at the City and State Theater in Bernburg . Since 1941 she was married to Walter Rauner. In 1948 the couple moved to Wattenscheid . From 1967 Liselotte Rauner was a member of the Gelsenkirchen Literary Workshop . From 1969 she was a freelance writer ; In 1970 she was one of the co-founders of the work group "Literature of the Working World" . In 1998, in memory of her husband, who died in 1992, she founded the Liselotte and Walter Rauner Foundation to promote contemporary poetry in North Rhine-Westphalia .

Liselotte Rauner's literary work, which mainly describes the working life and everyday life of the West German workers , consists mainly of poems , epigrams , chansons and short prose .

Liselotte Rauner had been a member of the North Rhine-Westphalia State Association of the Association of German Writers since 1971 and of the PEN Center of the Federal Republic of Germany since 1985 ; she was also a member of the European authors' association "The Cog" .

Prizes and awards



  • Hugo Ernst buyer (editor): Liselotte Rauner: No reason to worry, Oberhausen 1985
  • Rainer W. Campmann, Hugo Ernst buyer (eds.): Moments of memory , Oberhausen 1991
  • What is valid does not have to be final , Essen 1992

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