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WALTHER, Joachim
Joachim Walther was born in Chemnitz in 1943. He studied literature and art history at the Humboldt University in (East) Berlin. He has written many novels and stories, including children's stories. Over the years, about ten of his radio plays have been broadcast; in 1991 he received the Prize for Radio Plays from Radio Berlin for a work that had been censored in the GDR for 15 years. He has worked as an editor: two years for the literary magazine Temperamente and fifteen years for the publishing house Der Morgen . He changed his professional status to that of free-lance writer in 1983. The next year the phase that Walther refers to as his inner exile began; it lasted until 1989, when the border to the Federal Republic of Germany was opened. He is currently directing the research project "Surveillance, Influencing, and Subversion of GDR Literature by the Ministry for State Security from 1976 to 1989."

View from Germany--State Security and Writers: Report on the Research Project (With Gesine von Prittwitz): Vol. 1, No. 1
Letzte Idylle (The Last Pastoral ) from Verlassenes Ufer: Vol. 1, No. 3


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