Gabriele Wohmann

Gabriele Wohmann (née Guyot; May 21, 1932 – June 22, 2015) was a German novelist, and short story writer.[1][2]

Gabriele Wohmann
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Gabriele Wohmann in 1992
Born(1932-05-21)21 May 1932
Darmstadt, Germany
Died(2015-06-22)22 June 2015
Darmstadt, Germany


Wohmann was born in Darmstadt. She attended the Nordseepädagogium on the island Langeoog as a boarding school. She studied at Frankfurt am Main from 1951 to 1953. She then worked as a teacher at her former school to Langeoog, at a community college, and a business school. In 1953, she married Reiner Wohmann. She lived as a freelance writer in Darmstadt since 1956.[citation needed] Wohmann died on June 23, 2015, after struggling for a long time with serious illness in the place of her birth, Darmstadt.[3]


Wohmann authored short stories, novels, poems, radio plays, television plays, and essays. She attended meetings of the Group 47. She was a member of the Berlin Academy of Arts since 1975, and the German Academy for Language and Literature in Darmstadt since 1980. She was a member of the PEN Centre of the Federal Republic of Germany from 1960 to 1988.


  • Jetzt und Nie, Luchterhand, Darmstadt/Neuwied, 1958
  • Abschied für länger, Walter, Olten/Freiburg im Breisgau, 1965
  • Ernste Absicht, Luchterhand Verlag, Berlin/Neuwied, 1970
  • Paulinchen war allein zu Haus, Luchterhand, Darmstadt/Neuwied, 1974
  • Schönes Gehege, Luchterhand, Darmstadt/Neuwied, 1975
  • Ausflug mit der Mutter, Luchterhand, Darmstadt/Neuwied, 1976
  • Frühherbst in Badenweiler, Luchterhand, Darmstadt, 1978
  • Ach wie gut daß niemand weiß, Luchterhand, Darmstadt/Neuwied, 1980
  • Das Glücksspiel, Luchterhand, Darmstadt/Neuwied, 1981
  • Der Flötenton, Luchterhand, Darmstadt/Neuwied, 1987
  • Bitte nicht sterben, Piper, München, 1993
  • Aber das war noch nicht das Schlimmste, Piper, München, 1995
  • Das Handicap, Piper, München, 1996
  • Das Hallenbad, Piper, München, 2000
  • Abschied von der Schwester, Pendo, Zürich/München, 2001
  • Schön und gut, Piper, München, 2002
  • Hol mich einfach ab, Piper, München, 2003

Works in EnglishEdit

  • Selected Translations of Gabriele Wohmann, Steven Walter Eau Claire, University of Iowa, 1984
  • A Sea Resort, Translator Steven W. Eau Claire, The Journal of Literary Translation, Volume XVI, Spring 1986 ISSN 0093-9307
  • The Piano Lesson, Translator Steven W. Eau Claire, The Amherst Review, Volume XIV, 1986
  • A Party in the Country, Translator Steve Eau Claire, The Antioch Review, Volume 45, Number 3, Summer 1987 ISSN 0003-5769
  • The cherry tree, Translator Jeanne Willson, Dimension, 1994, ISBN 978-0-911173-05-5
  • Amos Leslie Willson, ed. (1996). "An Irresistible Man". Contemporary German fiction. Continuum International. ISBN 978-0-8264-0740-5.


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