Olaf Jürgen Schmidt

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Olaf Jürgen Schmidt (* 10 December 1971 in Wyk auf Föhr) is a German writer and journalist.


Olaf Schmidt studied German language and literature, general rhetoric and religious studies at the University of Tübingen. In 2002 he received his doctorate from the University of Leipzig. Since then Schmidt has worked as a freelance author and writer. He is married to Silke Horstkotte.[1]

Scholarships and awards

  • 2007 Scholarship of the Cultural Foundation of the Free State of Saxony


  • Callots fantastisch karikierte Blätter: Intermediale Inszenierungen und romantische Kunsttheorie im Werk E.T.A. Hoffmann., Erich Schmidt Verlag, Berlin 2003, ISBN 3-50306-182-7
  • Frisian Blood. Eichborn Verlag, Berlin, 2006, ISBN 3821807709.
  • The Babylonian handbook of language: of tongue twisters, mother-in-law languages and Freudian slips of the tongue. Eichborn Verlag, Berlin, 2008, ISBN 3-82185-832-X
  • The King’s Oboist. The adventurous life of Johann Jacob Bach. Galiani Verlag, Cologne 2019, ISBN 978-3-86971-185-0.

Web links

Individual references

  1. Olaf Jürgen Schmidt: “Callots fantastisch karikierte Blätter”, Intermediale Inszenierungen und romantische Kunsttheorie im Werk E.T.A. Hoffmanns, Erich Schmidt Verlag, 2003, ISBN 978-3-503-06182-2, Acknowledgements, p. 5 [1]