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After earning a degree from Gottingen University and before beginning his literary career, he accepted a teaching position at Karlsruhe University.
Hugo Dittberner is the son of an accountant. Between 1956 and 1965 Dittberner attended a boarding school in Bad Nenndorf. After successfully completing his schooling he moved on to Göttingen University where he studied German literature and linguistics, history and philosophy, graduating in 1972. He taught briefly at Karlsruhe University before settling to the life of a freelance writer.
Between 1974 and 2000 Dittberner was a member of the Verband deutscher Schriftsteller (VS/ German Writers' Union). He is a member of the German section of PEN International and of the Mainz based Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur.
In 1979 he was the recipient of the Award of the Cultural Committee of German Industry. This was followed in 1981 by a Villa Massimo stipendium.
In 1984 he won the Niedersachsenpreis for journalism and in 1994 the Berlin Literature prize. In 1997 Dittberner was awarded a Worpswede Artistic Stipendium, and in 2001 a Cultural Stipendium from the Cultural Centre in Edenkoben. Further awards and prizes followed.
In 2005 the state government honoured him with the Order of Merit
Currently, Hugo Dittberner is 77 years, 2 months and 11 days old. Hugo Dittberner will celebrate 78th birthday on a Wednesday 16th of November 2022.
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