Dresden: He wrote about the sensitivities of East Germans – Thomas Rosenlocher is dead

The Saxon writer Thomas Rosenlocher has died at the age of 74.

Dresden – The poet Thomas Rosenlöcher is dead. The 74-year-old died on Wednesday night after a serious illness in Kreischa near Dresden, his family told the German Press Agency.

In September 2010, the author Thomas Rosenlocher stood in front of the so-called town clerk's house in Frankfurt am Main.  (archive image)

In September 2010, the author Thomas Rosenlocher stood in front of the so-called town clerk’s house in Frankfurt am Main. (Archive image) © Frank Rumpenhorst/dpa

The Saxon newspaper previously reported. Rosenlocher had made a name for himself throughout Germany primarily as a poet. He also wrote essays on the sensitivities of East Germans. He received numerous awards for his works.

Rosenloch’s best-known works include the turning diary “The Sold Cobblestones” and the volume “Ostgezeter”. In addition to volumes of poetry and prose, he also published children’s books.

In 2010 he was city clerk of Bergen-Enkheim. He was known not least for his descriptions of nature. “In his descriptions of nature, he challenges the reader to watchful observations and active political thinking with a sharp ironic tone,” praised the Bergen-Enkheim cultural society at the time.

Accident in Bad Schandau: Simson driver (80) is seriously injured
Dresden accident
Accident in Bad Schandau: Simson driver (80) is seriously injured

Born in Dresden, he studied at the Literature Institute in Leipzig from 1976 to 1979 and lived as a freelance writer in the Eastern Ore Mountains. His first volume of poetry “I was in the garden in Kleinzschachwitz” was published in 1982.

his hometown Dresden appears again and again as a motif in Rosenlocher’s texts. Thomas Rosenlocher was a member of the Saxon Academy of Arts and the Academy of Arts in Berlin.