The Work of Heinrich Böll

The Work of Heinrich Böll

"Billards at Half-Past Nine," "Group Portrait with Lady,"  "The Lost Honour of Katharina Blum" and more. Find information here on some of Heinrich Böll's work.

Creator: Heinrich Böll Family. All rights reserved.


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. His best-known works are:

His other works in English include:

  • Adam Where Art Thou

  • The Train Was on Time

  • Traveller, If You Come to Spa ...

  • Acquainted with the Night: a Novel

  • The Unguarded House

  • Absent without Leave: Two Novellas

  • 18 Stories

  • Absent without Leave and Other Stories

  • End of a Mission

  • Irish Journal

  • Adam and The Train: Two Novels

  • Children Are Civilians, Too

  • Missing Persons and Other Essays

  • And Never Said a Word

  • The Safety Net

  • What's to Become of the Boy? or, Something to Do with Books

  • A Soldier's Legacy

  • The Casualty

  • Heinrich Boll, on His Death: Selected Obituaries and the Last Interview.

  • Women in a River Landscape: A Novel in Dialogues and Soliloquies

  • The Short Stories of Heinrich Böll

  • The Silent Angel

  • Missing Persons and Other Essays

  • The Mad Dog: Stories


Related Content

  • Heinrich Böll: A Brief Biography

    Heinrich Böll is one of the most important and best-known writers of the Federal Republic of Germany as well as a critical chronicler of Germany’s history at mid-century. 

  • A Timeline of Heinrich Böll's Life

    Heinrich Böll was one of the most significant writers in post-war Germany. In this timeline, we remember his life, writing, and political interventions.

  • The Heinrich Böll House Langenbroich

    In the spirit of Heinrich Böll, the house at Langenbroich offers a workspace for artists who are persecuted or for artists who would else be unable to work creatively - be it for reasons of censorship, civil unrest, or because of their economic situation. 


Add new comment

Add new comment