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Charles Bukowski
Charles Bukowski in 1988
Born Heinrich Karl Bukowski
(1920-08-16)August 16, 1920
Andernach, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Died March 9, 1994(1994-03-09) (aged 73)
San Pedro, Los Angeles, U.S.
Occupation Novelist, poet, short story writer, columnist
Nationality German-American
Literary movement Dirty realism, Transgressive fiction

Henry Charles Bukowski (born Heinrich Karl Bukowski; August 16, 1920 – March 9, 1994) was a German-American poet, novelist, and short story writer.

His writing was influenced by the social, cultural, and economic ambience of his home city of Los Angeles. His work addresses the ordinary lives of poor Americans, the act of writing, alcohol, relationships with women, and the drudgery of work. He died of leukemia.

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