Reinhard Jirgl

Reinhard Jirgl was born in Berlin in 1953. The trained electrician started his theatrical career in 1978 at the Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, where, apart from working as lighting technician, he found time for writing. He was promoted in his efforts by Heiner Müller. He received several awards for his work, such as the Alfred-Döblin-Preis, the Marburger Literaturpreis, the Joseph-Breitbach-Preis, the Stadtschreiber-Preis von Bergen and the Georg-Büchner-Preis 2010. His works include “Mutter Vater Roman” (not published for ideological reasons by Aufbau-Verlag in 1985, first appeared in 1990), “Abschied von den Feinden” (1995), “Die Unvollendeten” (2003), which powerfully deals with the fate of two displaced sisters from Sudetenland, “Abtrünnig. Roman aus der nervösen Zeit” (2006) and “Die Stille” (2009).
In his current novel “Nichts von euch auf Erden” Jirgl takes his principal motif – the analysis of the inevitability of the past – far into the future. It was possible to win Jirgl himself for the adaptation of the novel which will have its debut performance at the Münchner Kammerspiele.

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