Articles by Michael Krüger

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Michael Krüger (writer, publisher, translator) was born 1943 in Wittgendorf in Germany. He grew up in Berlin. After the graduating he was apprenticed to a publisher and later studied philosophy and literature. From 1962 to 1965 he worked as a bookseller in London. From 1968 Krüger has worked as a reader at the publishing house Carl Hanser Verlag, since 1986 he has been their chief reader. In 1972 he published his first poems, with his first collection, appearing in 1976 and his first collection of stories Was tun: Eine altmodische Geschichte (What shall we do: An old-fashioned story) in 1984. Several stories, novels and translations followed. His work has garnered many important accolades including the Peter-Huchel-Preis, the Mörike-Preis, the Joseph-Breitbach-Preis, 1986 Toucan Prize and the 1996 Prix Médicis étranger. For over three decades has been the editor of the journal Akzente. Michael Krüger lives in Munich and he is currently the president of the Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts.

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Selection of poetry by Michael Krüger

  Two cemeteries Today I passed two cemeteries. One lay coldly under a scorching sun and said with all its wooden crosses: No! The other wooed with many-handed maples and bird song for its...