I apologize if anyone was having problems recently accessing KLG Online. Access has been restored. See below for additional information on what KLG Online is and how to use it.
Published by Edition Text + Kritike, KLG Online is a reference database for contemporary German-speaking authors (post-1945). Besides biographical information, each author entry includes a critical essay, bibliographies for primary and secondary literature, as well as other information.In July 2011, a new and improved interface was launched.
You can search or browse the list of author entries. Note: include umlauts or "ae", "oe", "ue" alternatives when searching.
Sample entry: Christoph Hein
KLG Online is a part of the Nachschlage.de suite of databases. WU Libraries doesn't subscribe to the other databases: Kritisches Lexikon zur fremdsprachigen Gegenwartsliteratur (KLfG), Komponisten der Gegenwart.