Anna Seghers-Preis

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Anna Seghers-Preis is a literary prize of Germany. The prize goes back to the German writer Anna Seghers (1900-1983), who stated in her testament that the revenues from her work should be used to encourage promising young writers. The award is endowed with 15,000 euros, to be awarded in equal parts to an author from the German and the Latin American region. The prize has been awarded since 1986 by the Academy of Arts (Berlin) till 1994, later by the Anna Seghers Foundation. The board of the Anna Seghers Foundation appoints an annual personality as a juror, which suggests the two winners.


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