I am looking for recommendations for novels and short stories (and to lesser degree plays and poems) that fit the following criteria:
- they can be read at level B2 of the CEFR;
- they were published after 1980;
- they were not specifically written or simplified for learners of German.
Answers can point to web pages that list such literature, or based on recommendations by teachers. In both cases, the recommendations need to be explicitly for level B2 (not B1 or C1); the appropriate CEFR level should not be based on guess work.
My question targets level B2 since that is typically the highest level that my Chinese tandem partners have had so far. The goal is to support extensive reading. (1980 is a somewhat arbitrary cut-off date. I want to avoid recommendations such as Grimm's fairy tales; a German teacher once recommended this to one of my tandem partners. I thought it was a bad choice, and experience bore this out.)
Books written for learners of German are easy enough to find in good bookshops (and are also sold online) but these are outside the scope of my question.