Thomas Lehr (born November 22, 1957 in Speyer ) is a German writer .
Lehr studied biochemistry in West Berlin from 1979 to 1983 and then worked as a programmer at the university library of the Free University of Berlin before he became a freelance writer. He lives in Berlin and held the Heiner Müller visiting professorship for German-language poetics at the Free University of Berlin in the 2011 summer semester .
His main work to date, Nabokovs Katzen (1999), has clear autobiographical traits and tells, over a period of 25 years, the erotic - obsessive relationship between the hero Georg and his muse Camille.
Lehr has been a member of the PEN Center Germany since 2002 . In May 2012 he was appointed as a new member of the Academy of Arts in Berlin and in autumn 2018 he was accepted into the German Academy for Language and Poetry .
- Zweiwasser or The Library of Grace . Roman, Rütten and Loening, Berlin 1993, new edition Hanser, Munich 2014 ISBN 978-3-446-24710-9
- The hearing . Roman, construction, Berlin 1995, new edition Hanser, Munich 2011 ISBN 978-3-446-24046-9
- Nabokov's cat . Roman, construction, Berlin 1999, new edition Hanser, Munich 2016, ISBN 978-3-446-25389-6
- Spring . Novelle, structure, Berlin 2001, new edition Hanser, Munich 2019, ISBN 978-3-446-26173-0
- 42 . Roman, construction, Berlin 2005, new edition Hanser, Munich 2013, ISBN 978-3-446-24336-1
- Tixi Tiger Shark and the secret of Easter Island . Structure, Berlin 2008, (no new edition) ISBN 978-3-351-04084-0
- September. Mirage . Roman, Hanser, Munich 2010, (first edition) ISBN 978-3-446-23557-1
- Megalomania fits into the tiniest of works , short processes, Hanser Munich 2012, (first edition) ISBN 978-3-446-23983-8
- Sleeping sun . Hanser, Munich 2017, (first edition) ISBN 978-3-446-25647-7
Awards and honors
- 1993, 1999, 2001: " Book of the Year " award from the Rhineland-Palatinate Writers' Association
- 1994: Rauris Literature Prize
- 1994: Mara Cassens Prize from the Hamburger Literaturhaus for the first novel
- 1995: Berlin Literature Prize
- 1996: Literature Prize of the Palatinate District Association
- 1999: Martha-Saalfeld-Förderpreis of the federal state Rhineland-Palatinate
- 1999: Rheingau Literature Prize
- In 2000, Lehr was awarded the Wolfgang Koeppen Prize of the Hanseatic City of Greifswald by the former first prize winner Richard Anders . Anders' reasoning stated:
- “From his novel Zweiwasser or Die Bibliothek der Gnade (1992) onwards, Thomas Lehr continued to write in a linguistically powerful manner in the succession of that modernism, which, despite being related to time, never excluded waking dreams, hallucinations and thought games. In his last prose work, 'Nabokov's Cat', Thomas Lehr tells the l'amour fou of his hero in sharply illuminated images, with his literary means referring to the film's cutting and cross-fading techniques. Not without reason: The driven hero switches from mathematics to directing. One of his role models is Luis Buñuel . "
- 2002: Georg K. Glaser Prize of the Federal State of Rhineland-Palatinate
- 2005: Nomination of the novel 42 for the German Book Prize (shortlist)
- 2006: Rhineland-Palatinate Art Prize
- 2010: Nomination of the novel September. Fata Morgana for the German Book Prize (shortlist)
- 2011: Berlin Literature Prize from the Prussian Sea Trade Foundation
- 2011/2012: City Clerk of Bergen
- 2012: Marie Luise Kaschnitz Prize
- 2015: Joseph Breitbach Prize
- 2016: Member of the Academy of Sciences and Literature
- 2017: Nomination for the German Book Prize with Sleeping Sun (shortlist)
- 2018: Literature Prize of the City of Bremen for Sleeping Sun.
- 2018: Spycher: Leuk Literature Prize
- 2018: Kranichstein Literature Prize
- Timo Rouget: Lehr, Thomas . In: Lexicon of Science Fiction Literature since 1900. With a View of Eastern Europe , edited by Christoph F. Lorenz and Peter Lang, Frankfurt / Main 2016, ISBN 978-3-63167-236-5 , pp. 429-434.
- Leonhard Herrmann: Literary criticism of reason in the novel of the present . Stuttgart 2017. pp. 167–178.
- Thomas Lehr In: Academy of Sciences and Literature, Mainz. Yearbook. 69, 2018, pp. 30-32.
- Literature by and about Thomas Lehr in the catalog of the German National Library
- Short biography and information on the work of Thomas Lehr at Literaturport
- Time and Concept of Time Thomas Lehr 2008 in conversation with Francisca Ricinski
- Thomas Lehr in conversation with Schau ins Blau about "September. Fata Morgana"
- Extensive book review of "September. Fata Morgana"
- Lesungen.net: Audio recordings: Thomas Lehr's inaugural lecture of the Heiner Müller Visiting Professorship for German-Language Poetics 2011 and a panel discussion on Adorno's "Minima Moralia"
- Thomas Lehr in the Bergen-Enkheim town clerk archive
- ↑ Thomas Lehr: Heiner Müller visiting professor in the summer semester 2011. Accessed on September 30, 2017
- ^ New members of the Akademie der Künste Akademie der Künste, press release June 18, 2012
- ↑ Lehr und Popp are new members , boersenblatt.net, published and accessed on November 16, 2018
- ↑ zeit.de: Review
- ↑ Carsten Wette (FU Berlin): Thomas Lehr receives the Berlin Literature Prize 2011 - Free University Berlin's appointment to the Heiner Müller visiting professorship , in: Informationsdienst Wissenschaft of September 22, 2010, accessed on September 23, 2010
- ↑ Worlds from Language in FAZ of June 9, 2011, page 40
- ↑ member entry of Thomas teaching in the Academy of Sciences and Literature Mainz , accessed on 10.27.17
- ↑ Thomas Lehr receives the Bremen Literature Prize . Article dated November 18, 2017, accessed November 18, 2017.
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German writer|
|DATE OF BIRTH||November 22, 1957|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Speyer|