Uwe Tellkamp is WriterDoc
Uwe Tellkamp (born October 28, 1968 in Dresden, East Germany) is a German writer and physician. He practised medicine until 2004. Before the fall of communism, he was enlisted in the National People’s Army as a tank commander and imprisoned when he refused to break up a demonstration in October 1989. Until the fall of the German Democratic Republic shortly after, he was prohibited from studying medicine.