Karl-Heinz Jakobs was born on April 20, 1929 in Kiauken, East Prussia, Germany, and died November 4, 2015.
He was a German author, who authored “The green land and other new stories, Central German publishing house, Halle (Saale) 1961, The woman in power, crime novel author edition, Munich / Koenigstein 1982, the Life and Death of Rubina, novel, The New Berlin, Berlin 1999, and many more.
In world war 2 he was a solider in the army, thereafter he did various programs that lead him to the Institute of Literature “Johannes R. Becher” in Leipzig in 1956 where he enrolled.
In 1981 Jacob moved on to West Germany and settled down in Velbert.
From the year 1982 Karl was a member of the PEN Center Germany.
In 1986 and 1987 he held guest lectures at various universities in the USA and Canada.
1989 December, Karl, who was on the train turnaround in the GDR his expulsion from the Writers’ Union undone.
Karl mainly worked in the West for newspapers, radio and television, was the publisher of “Sonntagsgeschichten” employees of the newspaper New Germany.
The insightful Karl-Heinz Jacob began as a relatively faithful exponent of the line “Bitterfeld Way” with descriptions of the socialist world of work; his novel description of a summer, which was previously made into a film, was one of the longest and best sellers of GDR literature.
In 1972 he started the Heinrich Mann Prize of the Academy of Arts of the GDR and in 1974 a Medal of Merit of the GDR.
Karl-Heinz Jakobs passed away at 86 years old in his hometown of Velbert in the Rhineland.