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Immigrant Literature in Germany: Home

Exemplary migrant writers in Germany

Interested in immigrant writers in Germany? Check out these people:

-Saša Stanišić (Bosnian) a winner of 2019 German Book Prize (Deutscher Buchpreis) for his novel Herkunft.

-Alina Bronsky (Russian

-Emine Sevgi Özdamar (Turkish)

-Feridun Zaimoglu (Turkish)

-SAID (Iranian)

-Abbas Khider (Iraqi)  Der falsche Inder  Village Indian [English translation]  

-Rafik Schami (Syrian)

-Térezia Mora (Hungarian)

-Ilija Trojanow (Bulgarian)

-Herta Müller (Romanian)

-Yoko Tawada (Japanese)

-Zsusza Bánk (born and raised in Germany, daughter of Hungarian immigrants)

-Anant Kumar (Indian)

-Zafer Senocak (Turkish)

-Zehra Cirak (Turkish)

-Renan Demirkan (Turkish)

-Wladimir Kaminer (Russian)

-Akif Pirinçci (Turkish)

-Aras Ören (Turkish)

-Dilek Zaptçıoğlu (Turkish)

-Osman Engin (Turkish)

-Selim Özdagan (Turkish)

-Kemal Kurt (Turkish)

-Jusuf Naoum (Lebanese)

-Sudabeh Mohafez (Iranian)

-Bettina Isabel Rocha (Spanish)

​-Nicol Ljubić (Croatian) Meeresstille   Stillness of the Sea (English translation)

-Hilal Sezgin (Turkish)

-Sunil Mann (Indian, lives in Switzerland)

 -Dimitre Dinev (Bulgarian born Austrian writer)

 

 

 

Refugees in German Literature

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