Peter Hamm

German writer and literary critic
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Peter Hamm (27 February 1937 – 22 July 2019) was a German poet, author, journalist, editor and literary critic. He wrote many documentaries about Ingeborg Bachmann and Peter Handke. He wrote for the German weekly newspapers Der Spiegel and Die Zeit. From 1964 to 2002, Hamm worked as contributing editor for culture for the broadcster Bayerischer Rundfunk. He was born in Munich.

Hamm was in a domestic partnership with actress Marianne Koch from 1970 until his death.

Hamm died on 22 July 2019 in Tutzing, Germany at the age of 82.[1]


  1. Falcke, Eberhard (22 July 2019). "Peter Hamm, der kompromisslose Anwalt des Dichterischen, ist tot" (in German). BR. Retrieved 22 July 2019.