Heinrich Böll is one of the most important and best-known writers of the Federal Republic of Germany. "Bound by the times and my contemporaries, to what my generation has lived through, experienced, seen, and heard," as he himself wrote, he was the critical chronicler of Germany’s history at mid-century.
Heinrich Böll won the 1972 Nobel Prize in Literature "for his writing which through its combination of a broad perspective on his time and a sensitive skill in characterization has contributed to a renewal of German literature." His work has been translated into more than 30 languages, and he remains one of Germany's most widely read authors.
Heinrich Böll House
The Heinrich Böll house at Langenbroich, a former residence of the Böll family, offers workspace for artists who are unable to work creativly - be it for reasons of censorship, civil unrest, or because of their economic situation.
The Heinrich Böll House Langenbroich offers four flats for writers and artists: two single apartments, one double and one treble. The working grants are not primarily linked to specific projects - the important thing is to create the right conditions for a good working atmosphere.