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Doris Gercke

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Other names
  
Mary-Jo Morell

Role
  
Writer

Occupation
  
Novelist

TV shows
  
Bella Block

Years active
  
1988–present

Awards
  
Martin Beck Award

Name
  
Doris Gercke


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Born
  
7 February 1937 (age 87) (
1937-02-07
)
Greifswald

Known for
  
the creation of the fictional detective Bella Block

Notable work
  
Weinschroter, du must hangen Nachsaison

Books
  
Weinschroter, du musst hangen

Similar People
  
Cosma Shiva Hagen, Henriette Confurius, Judith Kaufmann, Christian Jeltsch, Julia Schmidt

Buch-Tipps von Doris Gercke: „Sarahs Gesetz“ von Silvia Bovenschen


Doris Gercke (born 7 February 1937 in Greifswald) is an award-winning German writer of crime thrillers. She also works under the nom de plume Mary-Jo Morell.

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Biography

Born to a working-class family, Doris Gercke's family could not afford higher education for her, so she became an administrator at the age of 16. Married at 20, she had her second child at the age of 22, and gave up working to be a full-time homemaker and mother. In 1980 Gercke finally fulfilled her dream of studying law, funded by a scholarship. However, she never practiced, and wrote her first novel in 1988.

Gercke identifies with the political left and is connected with pacifism and the struggle against neo-fascism and communism. She takes part in political marches and demonstrations. She also participates in the UZ-Pressefesten (loosely, "Media Festivals") of the German Communist Party.

Doris Gercke lives in Hamburg.

Awards

  • 1991 Martin Beck Award for: Du skrattade, du ska dö.
  • 2000 Glauser Prize of the Association of German-language thriller authors – For lifetime achievement in the service of German thrillers
  • References

    Doris Gercke Wikipedia