Helga Schubert is the winner of the prestigious Bachmann prize

As the oldest ever invited Participant in the 80-year-old German writer Helga Schubert has won the prestigious Bachmann prize. Lively and stirred it showed on S

Helga Schubert is the winner of the prestigious Bachmann prize

As the oldest ever invited Participant in the 80-year-old German writer Helga Schubert has won the prestigious Bachmann prize. Lively and stirred it showed on Sunday, in a first reaction. "I'm incredibly happy," said the Berlin native, who was switched from home in Neu Meteln in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern live on the Austrian television.

you will return after a few reclusive years now in the literary world, she told the Austrian Agency APA. You have taken for your competition entry, parts of a narrative line on which you are working. "So, as this Text is now, he will not stand in the finished book," she said. A publisher had already been requested. "I build lyrics like mathematics, there are lots of little building blocks."

The award is endowed with 25 000 Euro and is considered to be one of the most important awards for German literature. He has been awarded since 1977 and is reminiscent of the Klagenfurt-born poet Ingeborg Bachmann (1926-1973).

The winner of the Bachmann prize for 2010:

2020: Helga Schubert

2019: Birgit Birnbacher

2018: Tanja Maljartschuk

2017: Ferdinand Schmalz

2016: Sharon Dodua Otoo

2015: Nora Gomringer

2014: Tex Rubinowitz

2013: Katja Petrowskaja

2012: Olga Martynova

2011: Maja Haderlap

2010: Peter Wawerzinek

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Updated Date: 02 July 2020, 17:26

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