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Thomas Brussig.

Thomas Brussig (born 1964) is a German writer best known for his satirical novels that deal with the German Democratic Republic.

Life[edit]

Brussig was born in East Berlin. After attending the "Heinrich-Hertz" School, he went on to train as a builder. In 1984 he finished school and training, and served in the East German National People’s Army (German: Nationale Volksarmee or NVA). Brussig found it difficult to wield a weapon and had a hard time. He worked as a museum guard, cleaner and hotel porter among a variety of other odd jobs until the early 90s. In 1990 he studied sociology at the Free University of Berlin. He changed universities 3 years later to study the art of film-making. He graduated in the year 2000.

Thomas Brussig commutes back and forth from Berlin to Mecklenburg as a writer and is married.

Works[edit]

Brussig's first novel, Wasserfarben ("Watercolors") was published in 1991 under the pseudonym "Cordt Berneburger." In 1995, he published his breakthrough novel, Helden wie wir (Heroes Like Us, FSG 1997), which dealt with the fall of the Berlin Wall. The book was a critical and commercial success and was later turned into a movie.[1] Two movies of his books have been released, "Helden wie wir" and "Sonnenallee".

Bibliography[edit]

  • 1991 Wasserfarben ("Watercolors")
  • 1995 Helden wie wir (Heroes Like Us. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1997)
  • 1999 Am kürzeren Ende der Sonnenallee ("At the Shorter End of Sonnenallee")
  • 2001 Leben bis Männer ("Life until the Men's Team")
  • 2004 Wie es leuchtet ("How It Shines")
  • 2007 Berliner Orgie ("Berlin Orgy")
  • 2007 Schiedsrichter Fertig ("Referee Ready")

Filmography[edit]

Awards[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]


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5 news items

Salon

Salon
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 16:09:16 -0700

There are some very good comic writers in Germany, but German culture has a neurotic relationship with humor. If I had an extra five hours in my day, I'd be translating some of Thomas Brussig's novels into English. He's hilarious and I think it's a ...

Derwesten.de

Derwesten.de
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 03:25:25 -0700

Gekonnt machten Darsteller des Hauses im Foyer auf die Aufführung von „Helden wie wir“ aufmerksam. Das Solo-Stück mit Torsten Bauer nach dem Roman von Thomas Brussig nimmt die letzten Tage der DDR aufs Korn. Anfang November wird es in der ...
 
Morgenweb
Sat, 16 Aug 2014 00:42:16 -0700

Zehn Jahre nach dem Mauerfall erzählt der Ostberliner Autor Thomas Brussig in seinem Roman "Am kürzeren Ende der Sonnenallee" ein Stück DDR-Alltag der "kleinen" Leute. Im Schatten der Mauer darf aber die "große" Geschichte nicht fehlen. Sie beginnt ...
 
baden online
Tue, 12 Aug 2014 09:15:29 -0700

Einen tiefen Blick in die Welt des Fußballs gewährte Bernd Grether mit »Schiedsrichter Fertig« von Thomas Brussig: Die völlig überschätzte Kommunikation entlarvt er als »lautes unentrinnbares Quaken« und im Übrigen völlig nutzlos. Denn ohne den nicht ...

Humo The Wild Site

Humo The Wild Site
Mon, 04 Aug 2014 20:00:00 -0700

Onder de levende auteurs wil ik Thomas Brussig vermelden met 'Helden zoals wij', over een man die de Muur hielp afbreken, maar dan met zijn penis. En ik las net een prachtig boek van Maxim Leo, 'Haltet euer Herz bereit', in het Engels vertaald als 'Red ...
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