22nd Annual Literary Festival 22nd Annual Literary Festival
Old Dominion University
October 11-15, 1999

Fred Viebahn
has published seven books in his native German. He has also written for German radio, television and theater, and worked as a journalist and editor. Among his honors are the German Book-of-the-Month Award for his first novel, Die schwarzen Tauben (The Black Doves) in 1969, the Cologne Prize for Younger Writers, grants from the city of Berlin and the German Academy in Rome, and a residency at Jerusalem's Mishkenot Sha'ananim. He met his wife, the poet Rita Dove, in 1976 when he was a Fulbright Fellow in the University of Iowa's International Writing Program. The Stain, the revised American version of his 1979 novel, Die Fesseln der Freiheit, was published in 1988. He is currently at work on his first novel in English.    [extracted from 1999 brochure]

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