Top 20 Novelist celebrities in Germany

Here is the latest list of the world's top 20 Novelist celebrities [Updated June 6, 2023].

1. Cornelia Funke

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Cornelia Funke was born on December 10, 1958 in Dorsten, Germany.
In addition to Inkheart and other adventure series, she also wrote several stand-alone books, including The Thief Lord, Dragonrider, and When Santa Fell to Earth.

Net Worth 2020: $20 Million

2. Jacob Grimm

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Jacob Grimm was born on January 4, 1785 in Hanau, Germany.

One half of the Brothers Grimm, he and his brother Wilhelm co-wrote fairytales such as Hansel and Gretel and Snow White. His best-known works include Kinder-und Hausmärchen (Grimms' Fairy Tales) and Deutsche Mythologie. A noted philologist in addition to a mythologist, he also published the Deutsches Wörterbuch, a comprehensive German dictionary.

He taught at the University of Berlin beginning in 1840.

3. Erich Maria Remarque

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Erich Maria Remarque was born on June 22, 1898 in Osnabruck, Germany.
He wrote the screenplay for the 1955 Austrian film, The Last Act, which recounts Adolf Hitler's final days.

4. Karl May

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Karl May was born on February 25, 1842 in Germany.
He waited until late in his life to visit the exotic places featured in his literary works.

5. Hugo Dittberner

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Hugo Dittberner was born on November 16, 1944 in Germany.
His most well known literary works include the novels Kurzurlaub (1976) and Jacobs Sieg (1979); the poetry collections Ruhe Hinter Gardinen (1980) and Der Tisch unter den Wolken (1986); and the essay collection Atem Holen (2006). He became a member of such prominent literary organizations as PEN International-Germany and the German Writers' Union.

6. Heinrich Mann

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Heinrich Mann was born on March 27, 1871 in Germany.
His 1905 novel Professor Unrat was adapted into a film starring Marlene Dietrich.

7. Heinrich Böll

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Heinrich Böll was born on December 21, 1917 in Cologne, Germany.
His works have been translated into thirty languages.

8. Gunter Grass

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Gunter Grass was born on October 16, 1927 in Germany.
He is best known for his Danzig Trilogy, which includes The Tin Drum, Cat and Mouse, and Dog Years.

9. Bettina Von Arnim

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Bettina Von Arnim was born on April 4, 1785 in Frankfurt, Germany.
She had an unrequited love for the famous writer, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe; their friendship was cut short when she began engaging in jealous behavior toward Goethe's wife.

10. Thea Von Harbou

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Thea Von Harbou was born on December 27, 1888 in Dohlau, Germany.

The wife of filmmaker Fritz Lang and an accomplished author in her own right, she wrote The Wandering Image, A Weary Death, and other screenplays. She also had a career as an actress and director.

A political activist as well as a writer, she opposed Germany's Paragraph 218, a law that outlawed abortions.

11. Wilhelm Grimm

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Wilhelm Grimm was born on February 24, 1786 in Hanau, Germany.

One half of The Brothers Grimm alongside his brother Jacob Grimm. The brothers are known for their beloved fairy tales such as Rumpelstiltskin and Hansel and Gretel. Their best known publication is titled Kinder-und Hausmärchen (Children's and Household Tales).

Many of the stories of The Brothers Grimm, including Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, were later adapted into animated films by the Walt Disney Company.

12. Theodor Storm

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Theodor Storm was born on September 14, 1817 in Germany.
He was greatly influenced by the work of poet Joseph von Eichendorff.

13. Martin Walser

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Martin Walser was born on March 24, 1927 in Germany.
He was the subject of controversy in 2007 when it was revealed that he had once been a member of the Nazi party.

14. Gerhart Hauptmann

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Gerhart Hauptmann was born on November 15, 1862 in Germany.
His 1889 play, Before Dawn, began a movement toward naturalism in German literature.

15. Bel Kaufman

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Bel Kaufman was born on May 10, 1911 in Germany.
She was born in Germany and grew up speaking Russian and German. She didn't start learning English until the age of twelve, when her family immigrated to the United States.

16. Arno Schmidt

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Arno Schmidt was born on January 18, 1914 in Germany.
He had a cynical view of the world: in Schwarze Spiegel, he painted a picture of his personal Utopia as a post-apocalyptic place devoid of human life.

17. Christa Wolf

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Christa Wolf was born on March 18, 1929 in Germany.
She was a member of The Socialist Unity Party of Germany from 1949-1989, and she worked as an informant for three of these years.

18. Ludwig Tieck

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Ludwig Tieck was born on May 31, 1773 in Germany.
He held a literary position in Dresden's Court Theatre beginning in 1825.

19. Sophie Von Laroche

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Sophie Von Laroche was born on December 6, 1730 in Germany.
Her novels often featured moral instruction for young women on how to live.

20. Theodor Fontane

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Theodor Fontane was born on December 30, 1819 in Germany.
His long-lasting career as a theatrical critic began in 1870.