Günter Kunert

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Günter Kunert (March 6, 1929 – September 21, 2019) was a German writer and political commentator. Born in Berlin, he left the German Democratic Republic (East Germany) to live in the Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany). He joined the main political party of East Germany, the Socialist Unity Party (SED) in 1948.

A poet, Kunert also wrote short stories, essays, autobiographical works, aphorisms, satires, fairy tales, science fiction, radio plays, speeches, travel writing, movie scripts, a novel, and a drama.[1]

In the 1970s, he was a writing lecturer at the University of Texas at Austin. In 2009, Kunert won the America Award in Literature.

Kunert died on September 21, 2019 of pneumonia in Berlin at the age of 90.[2]

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  1. "Günter Kunert [Germany]". International Literature Festival Berlin. Retrieved 14 December 2010.
  2. Dichter Günter Kunert stirb mit 90 (in German)

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