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The Journalist and author Wiglaf Droste is dead

The Journalist and satirist Wiglaf Droste is dead. As the newspaper "Young world", as its author, he worked, said, died Droste after a short, serious illness in the immediate family circle. He was 57 years old.

The Journalist and author Wiglaf Droste is dead. According to a press statement by the "young world" he died after a short, serious illness in the immediate family circle. He had written regularly since 1994 for the sheet, since January 2011, he had a daily column. Droste was 57 years old.

Working for "taz", "Titanic" and the ARD

Droste, Born in 1961, worked after a quickly aborted studying journalism and communication Sciences, until the middle of 1988 as editor of the media page of the Berliner "tageszeitung". After an uproar, the sheet kept him busy until 2006, as a free employee of the satirical page "The truth".

His understanding of Satire and polemics, was not shared by everyone, of course: When he was accused of in the continuation-Thriller "The Barber of Bebra" (1996), a former East German civil rights activist, contributing to the fall of a serial killer victim to him, he'll give the "literary guides to the murder of dissidents".

From 1989 to 1991 he was the editor of the satirical magazine "Titanic", he founded in 1989, the "Höhnende week show", and in 1991, along with Michael stone, the "Benno-Ohnesorg-Theater". In 1989 his first book "Kommunikaze appeared".

in 2005, received Droste the Annette-von-Droste-Hülshoff-price.

Literary awards

in The MDR went Droste, 1997 language glosses on the air. The voice artist, comedian, satirist and actor, wrote for the MDR Figaro, more than a dozen seasons. Also for WDR and Germany radio Droste.

in 2005, received Droste the Annette-von-Droste-Hülshoff-price. Its extensive tools of a high degree of linguistic virtuosity that comparisons with Kurt Tucholsky, Erich Kästner, Heinrich Heine was obvious to the Jury at that time.

"The best is when nothing is in the newspaper"

On the question of what he would like to read about in the newspaper, replied Droste: "The best is when nothing is in the newspaper. If I don't show up at some point as a public figure, is happiness, nothing in the way."

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