Thomas Klupp

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Thomas Klupp (* 1977 in Erlangen ) is a German writer and literary scholar.

life and work

Thomas Klupp studied " Creative Writing and Cultural Journalism " at the University of Hildesheim from 2001 to 2006 . He was co-editor of the literary magazine Bella triste and member of the artistic direction of the Prosanova 2005 literature festival . Since April 2007 he has been working as a research assistant at the Institute for Literary Writing and Literary Studies at the University of Hildesheim. He lives in Berlin and Hildesheim and is a member of the German national team of authors ( Autonama ).

Klupp published short stories in literary magazines and anthologies. He was a scholarship holder at the 9th Klagenfurt literature course and in 2006 received a workshop grant from the Jürgen Ponto Foundation. In 2009 Klupp was awarded the Nicolas Born Prize for his debut Paradiso , and in 2010 the Rauris Literature Prize . The novel received a lot of attention in literary criticism, as the weekly newspaper Die Zeit wrote : “Klupp understands his craft.” Since 2008, Klupp has been working on a dissertation on “The poetics of contemporary novels”. He received his doctorate in 2013. In 2007/08 he also took part in a scientific study in which the genesis of his novel Paradiso is traced from an epistemological perspective.

At the Days of German-Language Literature 2011 in Klagenfurt, Thomas Klupp won the VILLI audience award for his text “9to5 Hardcore”.

Publications (selection)



  • The trainer. In: title fight . Suhrkamp 2008. ISBN 978-3-518-45969-0 .
  • Madrid. In: From A to B plus X . Bvt 2008. ISBN 978-3833305337 .
  • Discovery Channel. (Illustrated by Matthias Kreutzer). In: Pigeons in Venice . Red thread booklet No. 07/2009.

Secondary literature

  • Tasos Zembylas; Claudia Dür: Knowledge, Ability and Literary Writing: An Epistemology of Artistic Practice . 2009.

Web links


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