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Bernhard Schlink

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Bernhard Schlink's Biography

Bernhard Schlink (born 6 July 1944 in Bielefeld) is a German jurist and writer. He was born in Bethel, Germany, to a German father (Edmund Schlink) and a Swiss mother, the youngest of four children. Both his parents were theology students, although his father lost his job as a Professor of Theology due to the Nazis, and had to settle on being a pastor instead. Bernhard Schlink was brought up in Heidelberg from the age of two. He studied law at West Berlin’s Free University, graduating in 1968.

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  • World Book Night: Which Titles Will Be Given Away in 2013?

      News Source: Time-Arts Looking Around | over 1 year ago
    When they meet, they sit around a wooden table draped in red cloth...No, this is not the clandestine panel to select the next Archbishop of Canterbury. It is the World Book Night U.K. & Ireland Editorial Committee, which this autumn spent six weeks
  • Crime's grand tour: European detective fiction

      News Source: The Guardian | almost 2 years ago
    A melancholy Swede Henning Mankell's Wallander (Krister Henriksson). Photograph: Yellow Bird/BBC One of the functions of fiction is to serve as a kind of tourism, either showing us places, situations and people that we might not otherwise reach or
  • Mixing literature and film at Frankfurt Book Fair

      News Source: The Local | almost 2 years ago
    Oscar-nominated director Stephen Daldry, most of whose films have been based on well-known books, said at the Frankfurt Book Fair that he believes novelists now more readily embrace the adaptation of their works onto the big screen. Daldry was among

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