Hans Fallada Prize

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The Hans Fallada Prize is a German literary prize given by the city of Neumünster in the German state of Schleswig-Holstein.[1] Since 1981 it has been normally awarded every two years to a young author from the German-speaking world. It is named in honor of Hans Fallada, a famous 20th-century German author known for addressing political and social problems of his day in fiction.[2]

The prize was first awarded in 1981, the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of Fallada's A Small Circus (Bauern, Bonzen und Bomben).[3]

The prize comes with an honorarium of 10,000 euros. In the case that two authors win the award, the prize money is halved.

Award winners[4][edit]


  1. ^ Hans-Fallada-Preis der Stadt Neumünster (in German)
  2. ^ Williams, Jenny. More Lives than One: A Biography of Hans Fallada, 1998. ISBN 978-1-870352-38-3
  3. ^ Fallada, Hans. Bauern, Bonzen und Bomben. Berlin: Vier Falken Verlag, 1931.
  4. ^ Stadt Neumünster. Bisherige Preisträger
  5. ^ "Lukas Bärfuss erhält den Fallada-Preis 2010" (Profile of winner Lukas Bärfuss) Archived 2012-09-05 at Archive.today (in German)

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