Nelly Sachs Prize
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.
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.
- 1961 Nelly Sachs (Sweden)
- 1963 Johanna Moosdorf (Germany)
- 1965 Max Tau (Norway)
- 1967 Alfred Andersch (Switzerland)
- 1969 Giorgio Bassani (Italy)
- 1971 Ilse Aichinger (Austria)
- 1973 Paul Schallück (Germany)
- 1975 Elias Canetti (England)
- 1977 Hermann Kesten (United States)
- 1979 Erich Fromm (Germany)
- 1981 Horst Bienek (Germany)
- 1983 Hilde Domin (Germany)
- 1985 Nadine Gordimer (South Africa)
- 1987 Milan Kundera (France)
- 1989 Andrzej Szczypiorski (Poland)
- 1991 David Grossman (Israel)
- 1993 Juan Goytisolo (Spain)
- 1995 Michael Ondaatje (Canada)
- 1997 Javier Marías (Spain)
- 1999 Christa Wolf (Germany)
- 2001 Georges-Arthur Goldschmidt (France)
- 2003 Per Olov Enquist(Sweden)
- 2005 Aharon Appelfeld (Israel)
- 2007 Rafik Schami (Syria/Germany)
- 2010 Margaret Atwood (Canada)
- 2011 Norman Manea (Romania)
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