The news that peter braun had died was passed on in shock in the cultural scene of the city of bamberg on sunday. At the time of going to press, there was no news about the immediate circumstances.
Braun, born in bamberg in 1960, had an unusual biography for a writer. After graduating from high school, he completed an apprenticeship as a car mechanic before studying dentistry. Since 1989 he has worked as a journalist for supraregional media, but also for the frankischer tag, for radio and television. He intensively dealt with E.T.A. Hoffmann, z. B. In "E.T.A. Hoffmann. Poets, artists, musicians in the renowned artemis& winkler verlag or in a skilful outline of hoffmann’s bamberger years.
How braun was able to write precisely and intelligibly without slipping into platitude. That came his literary history dedicated to young readers "von blechtrommeln und nestbeschmutzern" (of tin drums and nest polluters) as well as the volume "from good-for-nothing to steppenwolf. A somewhat different literary history.
The versatile writer also published many horror books and plays and was co-author of a "tatort"-script ("house fight"), 2009). For his horror play "you shall not let the enchantress live" he was awarded; he also received the berganza prize of the bamberg art association.
With braun, bamberger kultur loses a headstrong, unadjusted and alert comrade-in-arms.