Gabriele Wohmann

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Gabriele Wohmann
Gabriele Wohmann.jpg
Gabriele Wohmann in 1992
Born (1932-05-21)21 May 1932
Darmstadt, Germany
Died (2015-06-22)22 June 2015
Darmstadt, Germany
Occupation Novelist

Gabriele Wohmann (née Guyot; May 21, 1932 – June 22, 2015) was a German novelist, and short story writer.[1][2]


Wohmann was born in Darmstadt. She attended the Nordseepädagogium on the island Langeoog as a boarding school. She studied at Frankfurt am Main from 1951 to 1953. She then worked as a teacher at her former school to Langeoog, at a community college, and a business school. In 1953, she married Reiner Wohmann. She has lived as a freelance writer in Darmstadt since 1956.[citation needed] Wohmann died on June 23, 2015, after struggling for an extensive period of time with serious illness in the place of her birth, Darmstadt.[3]


Wohmann authored short stories, novels, poems, radio plays, television plays, and essays. She attended meetings of the Group 47. She was a member of the Berlin Academy of Arts since 1975, and the German Academy for Language and Literature in Darmstadt since 1980. She was a member of the PEN Centre of the Federal Republic of Germany from 1960 to 1988.


  • Hol mich einfach ab, Piper, München 2003
  • Schön und gut, Piper, München 2002
  • Abschied von der Schwester, Pendo, Zürich/München 2001
  • Das Hallenbad, Piper, München 2000
  • Das Handicap, Piper, München 1996
  • Aber das war noch nicht das Schlimmste, Piper, München 1995
  • Bitte nicht sterben, Piper, München 1993
  • Der Flötenton, Luchterhand, Darmstadt/Neuwied 1987
  • Das Glücksspiel, Luchterhand, Darmstadt/Neuwied 1981
  • Ach wie gut daß niemand weiß, Luchterhand, Darmstadt/Neuwied 1980
  • Frühherbst in Badenweiler, Luchterhand, Darmstadt 1978
  • Ausflug mit der Mutter, Luchterhand, Darmstadt/Neuwied 1976
  • Schönes Gehege, Luchterhand, Darmstadt/Neuwied 1975
  • Paulinchen war allein zu Haus, Luchterhand, Darmstadt/Neuwied 1974
  • Ernste Absicht, Luchterhand Verlag, Berlin/Neuwied 1970
  • Abschied für länger, Walter, Olten/Freiburg im Breisgau 1965
  • Jetzt und Nie, Luchterhand, Darmstadt/Neuwied 1958

Works in English

  • Amos Leslie Willson, ed. (1996). "An Irresistible Man". Contemporary German fiction. Continuum International Publishing Group. ISBN 978-0-8264-0740-5.
  • The cherry tree, Translator Jeanne Willson, Dimension Press, 1994, ISBN 978-0-911173-05-5
  • Siblings, John Harding, Fricke Pub., 1982, ISBN 978-3-88184-052-1
  • Selected Translations of Gabriele Wohmann, Steven Walter Eau Claire, University of Iowa, 1984


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  3. ^ "Schriftstellerin Gabriele Wohmann ist tot". Zeit Online. 23 June 2015. Retrieved 23 June 2015.

External links

  • "So spannend ist das Leben nicht", Berliner Zeitung, Benoît Pivert, 18 May 2002
  • Günter Häntzschel, Gabriele Wohmann, Beck, 1982, ISBN 978-3-406-08691-5
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