Nicolas Born( 31 December 1937 - 7 December 1979 )
Nicolas Born was a German writer.
Nicolas Born was – together with Rolf Dieter Brinkmann – one of the most important and most innovative German poets of his generation. His two novels, Die erdabgewandte Seite der Geschichte, and >Die Fälschung, have been translated into more than a dozen languages, and count among the most important works of German literature of the 1970s.
Nicolas Born grew up in a lower-middle-class family in the Ruhrgebiet. He worked making printing accessories in a chemical process for a large printing company in Essen, until he was able – with the help of a first literary prize, the Förderpreis Nordrhein-Westfalen, for his first novel, "Der Zweite Tag", to go to Berlin, and live from writing. He was an autodidact, and with his poems and novel scripts, soon...