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January 6th, 2009 / 1:50 pm
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Gert Jonke 1946-2009

Austrian novelist, playright, poet, etc. Gert Jonke died this past Sunday, of cancer, at age 62.

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The author of more than 17 books in German, not to mention countless other texts for TV, the stage, and elsewhere, I would call Jonke one of the most important writers that more people in English should know about. So far 2 of his books have been translated in English and published by the ever-vital Dalkey Archive, including the absolutely incredible ‘Geometric Regional Novel‘ and the more recent ‘Homage to Czerny,’ with 2 more on the way, and hopefully more to come in the future.

I wrote about Jonke and his work more extensively here, if you are so inclined.

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