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Urs Widmer
Urs Widmer in April 2012
Urs Widmer in April 2012
Born (1938-05-21)21 May 1938
Basel, Switzerland
Died 2 April 2014(2014-04-02) (aged 75)
Occupation Novelist, essayist, playwright
Language German
Nationality Swiss
Period 1968–2013
Notable awards
  • Hörspielpreis der Kriegsblinden (1976)
  • Mülheimer Dramatikerpreis (1997)
  • Schweizer Literaturpreise (2014)

Urs Widmer (21 May 1938 – 2 April 2014) was a Swiss novelist, playwright, essayist and short story writer. He wrote for several different newspapers and other publications. He was best known for his 2000 book Der Geliebte der Mutter (The Mother's Lover). In 2013, he won the Friedrich Hölderlin Prize. He was born in Basel.

Widmer died after a long illness on 2 April 2014 in Zürich. He was 75 years old.

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