Arnold Stadler

Arnold Stadler

Arnold Stadler was born in Messkirch, Germany in 1954 and grew up on a farm in the neighboring village of Rast. He studied Catholic theology in Munich and Rome, then German philology in Freiburg and Cologne. Since 1995 he has spent most of his time in Rast. he has received several litarray awards, among others: Jürgen Ponto Foundation Advancement Grant, the Hermann Hesse Advancement Grant, Nicolas Born Prize, Marie Luise Kaschnitz Prize,Georg Büchner Prize and Kleist Prize.
To date some of his published works include the poetry collection "Kein Herz und keine Seele. Man muss es singen können" ("No Heart and no Soul. One Has to Be Able to Sing It.") 1986, the novels "Ich war einmal" ("I Was Once.") 1989, "Feurland" ("Fireland") 1992, "Mein Hund, meine Sau und mein Leben" ("My Dog, My Sow, My Life") 1994, "Der Tod und ich, wir zwei" ("Death and I, We Two") 1996, the novel "Ein hinreissender Schrotthändler" ("The Charming Scrap Dealer") 2000, the speech "Erbarmen mit dem Seziermesser" ("Pity with a Scalpel") and the anthology "Tohuwabohu" (both 2002) and on Adalbert Stifter "Mein Stifter" (2005).