Roswitha Prize

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The Roswitha Prize (Ger. "Roswitha-Preis") is the oldest German language prize for literature that is given solely to women.

The Roswitha-Medal has been given almost yearly since 1973 by the city of Bad Gandersheim.[1] In 1998 it received its modern designation along with an endowment of €5,500. It is named for Roswitha of Gandersheim, a 10th-century Benedictine nun who is considered the first female German playwright and author.

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  1. ^ "Literaturpreis der Stadt seit 1973: Der Roswitha-Preis" (in German). Stadt Bad Gandersheim. Retrieved 2009-12-20.