Heinrich Böll Heinrich Böll is one of the most important and best-known writers of the Federal Republic of Germany. "Bound by the times and my contemporaries, to what my generation has lived through, experienced, seen, and heard," as he himself wrote, he was the critical chronicler of Germany’s history at mid-century. BIOGRAPHY 1917- 1937: Between two wars - childhood and adolescence 1938 - 1945: "When the War Broke Out" and "When the War was Over" 1945 - 1952: Beginnings of a literary career 1953 – 1959 A Recognised Writer 1960 - 1969: Art and commitment 1970 - 1980: The meddlesome Nobel laureate 1981 - 1985: The aesthetics of resistence THE HEINRICH BÖLL HOUSE The Heinrich Böll House Langenbroich The Heinrich Böll house at Langenbroich, a former residence of the Böll family, offers workspace for artists who are unable to work creativly - be it for reasons of censorship, civil unrest, or because of their economic situation. Heinrich Böll House Langenbroich: Grant Awards The Heinrich Böll House Langenbroich offers four flats for writers and artists: two single apartments, one double and one treble. The working grants are not primarily linked to specific projects - the important thing is to create the right conditions for a good working atmosphere.