Fitzgerald Kusz

Fitzgerald Kusz, dramatist and poet, was born in Nuremberg in 1944, where he lives today with his wife and three children. He studied English and German literature and is a member of the Deutsche Akademie der Darstellenden Künste, PEN and VS. (2008)


Issue 3 - Winter 2008
Issue 5 - Winter 2010

Poems in magazines/anthologies (selection)Akzente, Tintenfisch, Jahrbuch der Lyrik

literature prizes

  • Including the Gerhart-Hauptmann-Stipendium der Freien Volksbühne, Berlin 1977
  • Kulturpreis der Stadt Nürnberg, 1988.
  • Friedrich Baur-Preis der Bayerischen Akademie der Schönen Künste, 1998

Books

  • 11 poetry collections in Franconian dialect, most recently Wouhii. Ein Lesebuch, Cadolzburg 2002.
  • muggn, gedichte, ars-vivendi, Cadolzburg 2007.

Plays (selection)

20 plays, including:

  • Schweig, Bub!, Nuremberg 1976.
  • Burning Love, Constance 1984;
  • Letzter Wille, Munich 1996;
  • Witwendramen, Singen 2005.
  • Schlammschlacht, Hamburg 2006.

Screenplays: film/TV (selection)

  • Himmelsheim, Feature film, 1989. Directed by Manfred Stelzer.
  • Gudrun, Feature film, 1992. Directed by Hans W. Geißendörfer.
  • Florian III, TV series, directed by Bernd Fischerauer, BR 1994.

Radio plays (selection)

  • Die Bestellung, 1979; Die Vögel, radio play for children, 1980; Burning Love, 1985:
  • Hermann, 1989; Die Nibelungen. 1992.

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