Gert Hofmann

German, 1931 - 1993

Gert Hofmann was a prolific German writer of both novels and radio-plays. In the 1980s, he won prizes such as the Prix Italia and the Doblin prize. He is most well known for examining mortality and the resonances of Nazism in postwar Germany. His 1985 novel, Der Blindensturz was translated into English by Christopher Middleton in 1989, and retitled The Parable of the Blind.