Nelly Sachs Prize

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The Nelly Sachs Prize (German:Nelly Sachs Preis) is a literary prize given every two years by the German city of Dortmund. Named after the Jewish poet Nelly Sachs, the prize includes a cash award of 15,000. It honours authors for outstanding literary contributions to the promotion of understanding between peoples.[1][2]

Because there were not enough funds to honour an awardee in 2009, the prize was awarded in 2010. This was the first time that a year was skipped in the biennial schedule.[3]



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  5. ^ "* Romanian writer Norman Manea receives Nelly Sachs literature award in Germany". Romania Business Insider. Retrieved September 19, 2011.