Dieter Wellershoff (born November 3, 1925 in Neuss) is a German writer. Wellershoff is a German essayist of the present, who has devoted mainly literary theory topics. In addition, his work includes novels, short stories, screenplays and radio plays.
Dieter Wellershoff grew up in Grevenbroich. He was drafted into the Reich Labor Service and voluntarily went in 1943 during World War II to the Panzer Division Hermann Göring. In the Berlin Federal Archives is a denominated him membership card of the NSDAP, a signed application form but not admit it. Wellershoff himself explained, he could not remember to have signed a membership application. In 1944, he was wounded in Lithuania and became 1945 in captivity.
After the war, he made up for his high school and studied from 1947 at the University of Bonn German, art history and psychology. In 1952 he gained a doctorate in Gottfried Benn. From 1952 to 1955 he worked as an editor in the published by the Association of German Studentenschaften German student newspaper, then as a freelance writer and from 1959 in the editing of the publishing house Kiepenheuer & Witsch in Cologne.
Since 1981 he is a freelance writer in the south of Cologne. Wellershoff took from 1960 to meetings of the Group 47 in part. In 1965 he initiated a "new realism"; the which emerged loose grouping was known as the "Cologne School of New Realism".
This images where taken in 2012 in his home at Cologne, Germany