Nobel Prizes and Laureates

The Nobel Prize in Literature 1972
Heinrich Böll

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Heinrich Böll - Facts

Heinrich Böll

Heinrich Böll

Born: 21 December 1917, Cologne, Germany

Died: 16 July 1985, Bornheim-Merten, West Germany (now Germany)

Residence at the time of the award: Federal Republic of Germany

Prize motivation: "for his writing which through its combination of a broad perspective on his time and a sensitive skill in characterization has contributed to a renewal of German literature"

Field: prose

Language: German

Prize share: 1/1

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