Herbert Rosendorfer - book author
Herbert Rosendorfer was born in the village of Gries (currently in the province of Bolzano) in the South Tyrol. From 1939 to 1943, he lived in Munich. In 1943, he was evacuated to Kitzbühel, returning to Munich five years later.
After finishing school, Rosendorfer spent a year studying painting at the Academy of Fine Arts, Munich but then entered the Faculty of Law at the University of Munich.
Between 1967 and 1993, Rosendorfer served as a judge in Munich, after which he was a Justice at the High Court of Appeal in Naumburg. Also, from 1990, he was an honorary professor of the history of Bavarian literature at the University of Munich.
Following his retirement, he lived in Eppan, in the South Tyrol, till his death on 20 September 2012.
Rosendorfer was a member of the Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts, as well as the Academy of Sciences and Literature (Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur) in Mainz. He received the 1977 Toucan Prize, the 1991 Ernst Hoferichter Award, the 1992 Upper Bavarian Cultural Prize, the 1999 Jean-Paul Prize, and the 2010 Corine Literature Prize for his lifetime achievements.
He was honoured with the Order of Merit, First Class (2000), the Austrian Cross of Honour for Science and Art, 1st class and the Bavarian Order of Merit in 2004.
Herbert Rosendorfer is the author of books: Briefe in die chinesische Vergangenheit, Grand Solo for Anton, Die große Umwendung. Neue Briefe in die chinesische Vergangenheit., The Architect of Ruins, Das Messingherz oder die kurzen Beine der Wahrheit, Ein Liebhaber ungerader Zahlen, Der Meister, Deutsche Suite, Von den Anfängen bis zum Wormser Konkordat., The Night Of The Amazons