Urs Widmer (21 May 1938 – 2 April 2014) was a Swiss novelist, playwright, essayist and short story writer. He wrote for several different newspapers and other publications. He was best known for his 2000 book Der Geliebte der Mutter (The Mother's Lover). In 2013, he won the Friedrich Hölderlin Prize. He was born in Basel.
Urs Widmer in April 2012
|Born||21 May 1938|
|Died||2 April 2014(aged 75)|
|Occupation||Novelist, essayist, playwright|
- "'Most versatile and successful' Swiss author dies". swissinfo. 3 April 2014. Retrieved 4 April 2014.