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These can be very useful as a starting point for your research, particularly if you have not entirely narrowed down your topic. These items are available in the Terrell Library Reference area, and are a great way to obtain a general overview of your topic, and to identify further resources.
Contemporary World Writers
Call Number: Terrell Reference PN 51 C6235 1993
Described as an attempt to “alleviate such feelings of reader inadequacy” regarding the great body of world literary works. Includes biographical and bibliographical information, on 345 authors including Jurek Becker, Wolf Niermann, Volker Braun, Hans Magnus Enzensberger, Gunter Grass, Peter Hacks, Christoph Hein, Stefan Heym, Rolf Hochhuth, Sarah Kirsch, Franz Xaver Kroetz, Karl Krolow, Gunter Kunert, Reiner Kunze, Siegfried Lenz, Heiner Muller, Botho Strauss, Patrick Suskind, Martin Walser, Gabriele Wohmann, and Christa Wolf. Also includes a very useful list of critical studies in English, where available.