* 2 April 1926 – † 30 December 2018
WE ARE MOURNING THE DEATH OF OUR AUTHOR EDGAR HILSENRATH, WHO PASSED AWAY ON 30TH DECEMBER 2018.
Edgar Hilsenrath was a survivor of the Jewish holocaust and one of the most important contemporary writers in German language. His work has been translated in over thirty countries and he has been recognized through the most distinguished literary awards, like the Lion Feuchtwanger Prize and the city of Heidelberg’s Hilde Domin Prize for Literature in Exile 2016.
We are thankful to have had the pleasure and honour to work with Edgar and to accompany him for so many years. The last time we saw him was in July 2018 in our office in Frankfurt, invited for an interview to La Repubblica. Still in November, he travelled to Paris to give an interview to Radio France Culture.
Edgar Hilsenrath will be sorely missed by all who have known him. And at the same time, we will find consolation in his work, which will accompany us for all time.