Paul Ingendaay

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Paul Ingendaay (* 5. January 1961 in Cologne ) is a German writer , journalist , literary critic and - scientist .


During his school days at the Catholic boarding school Collegium Augustinianum Gaesdonck , Ingendaay read the entire work of Dostoyevsky according to his own information . After high school he studied English Literature and Hispanic Studies in Cologne , Dublin and Munich and was a thesis on William Gaddis doctorate .

From 1992 to 1998 he was literary editor for the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung . Awarded the Alfred Kerr Prize for literary criticism in 1997 , he has been reporting since 1998 as the FAZ cultural correspondent for the Iberian Peninsula, based in Madrid . Since 2016 he has been the European correspondent for the features section based in Berlin.

Ingendaay's first novel Why you have left me , which was received very positively by literary criticism, was published in 2006 and was nominated for the 2006 Leipzig Book Fair Prize. In the same year he received the Lower Rhine Literature Prize of the City of Krefeld and the Aspect Literature Prize for this novel .

Ingendaay in common with Anna von Planta editor of the 32-volume complete edition of the works of Patricia Highsmith in Diogenes Verlag , Zurich present, the now 30 volumes.

Paul Ingendaay is a brother of the translator (among others from William Gaddis) Marcus Ingendaay .


  • The novels of William Gaddis (= literature series , volume 26). WVT Wissenschaftlicher Verlag, Trier 1993, ISBN 3-88476-088-2 (Dissertation University of Trier 1993, 200 pages).
as editor
  • Javier Marías : All of our early battles. Soccer pieces . Foreword by Paul Ingendaay. Klett-Cotta, Stuttgart 2000. ISBN 3-608-93554-1
  • Patricia Highsmith : work edition . Ed. And Afterwords PI; further edited by Anna von Planta. 32 volumes. Diogenes, Zurich 2002–2010

Web links


  1. ^ Kulturcafé: Das Kulturmagazin with writer Paul Ingendaay; HR2, July 31, 2019.
  2. News from the editorial team , In: Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung of May 11, 2017, p. 2.