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Stefan Heym Prize for Richard Swartz and Slavenka Drakulić

The Croatian writer Slavenka Drakulić and the Swedish author Richard Swartz were awarded the City of Chemnitz’s International Stefan Heym Prize on Sunday. The award for the author couple is endowed with 20,000 euros. The award bears the name of the chemnitz-born writer who is considered one of the most important authors in German-German post-war history and the voice of opposition literature in the GDR.

The prize is intended to honor “time-critical and courageous personalities who, like Stefan Heym, have made outstanding and lasting achievements as writers and / or publicists”.

Swartz accepted the award in Chemnitz, Drakulić was connected via video. See the whole article about the ceremony here or download pdf.

Read the article in German here or open pdf.

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