Klaus Pohl was born in 1952 in Rothenburg ob der Tauber, where his parents had fled from Silesia after the war. A trained greengrocer, he worked as a waiter in Munich and soon headed to Berlin to study acting. He worked in television and film and was a member of the Burgtheater ensemble for twenty-five years. He has written plays, scripts, radio plays, and essays. He moved to New York in 1992 and lives primarily there with his family. Writing, acting, and staging are all of a piece for Klaus Pohl—and he can do them all.
He never lost sight of Germany and its checkered history. And so he wrote a novel about Thomas Brasch
Klaus Pohl’s fictional version of this production is not only a historical cultural document, but also a poetic work of art filled with surprising twists and intimate portraits.
28th Leukerbad International Literary Festival: