Fred Viebahn, 22nd Annual ODU Literary Festival


Fred Viebahn

Document Type

Featured Participant

Festival Date



Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts

Author/Artist Bio

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.


Viebahn read on Friday, October 15th, 1999 at 4:00 p.m.


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