Richard Kämmerlings

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Richard Kämmerlings (born April 16, 1969 in Krefeld ) is a German literary critic .

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After attending the Thomaeum grammar school in Kempen on the Lower Rhine, Kämmerlings studied German, history and philosophy in Cologne and Tübingen. Since 1997 he has worked as a freelance journalist for Westdeutscher Rundfunk , Neue Zürcher Zeitung and Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung . From 2000 he worked as an editor and since 2001 as a literary editor in the features section of the FAZ in Frankfurt am Main . His article "Flatrate Mentality - Expansion of the Drinking Zone" published in the FAZ on July 30, 2009, was later the Abitur text in the field of text-based discussion.

Kämmerlings ( rik. ) Has been the chief features editor of the daily newspaper Die Welt since October 2010 and was responsible for the weekly supplement Die Literäre Welt from 2013 to 2017 ; since 2017 he has been the literary correspondent for “Welt” and “Welt am Sonntag”. He is also a member of the jury for the Bremen Literature Prize .


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  1. Welt-Gruppe expands culture department Axel Springer AG, 23 August 2010, accessed on 9 December 2013.
  2. Personnel of the WELT Group: Mara Delius becomes the new head of the Literary World. January 12, 2017, accessed on August 25, 2020 (German).

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