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In the history of the Adelbert von Chamisso Prize only three outstanding personalities were awarded an honorary endowment. One of them was Imre Kertész who was not only recognized for his great literary works but also his translations and his commitement to the international exchange of literature.
In Munich, the writers and translators Esther Kinsky and Uljana Wolf were awarded the Robert Bosch Stiftung’s 2016 Adelbert von Chamisso Prize, worth 15,000 euros. The Foundation awards the Adelbert von Chamisso Prize to honor outstanding German-language authors whose work is shaped by a change of culture.
Author Abbas Khider (right) was honored with the Adelbert von Chamisso Prize in Munich. The jury praised him as a "sensitive observer" of the situation for today’s refugees. In his latest novel, he made the main character a refugee who describes his exhausting experiences in Germany. The two Promotional Prizes go to Barbi Marković and Senthuran Varatharaja.
About the Project
The Adelbert von Chamisso Prize is a literary prize awarded by Robert Bosch Stiftung from 1985 to March 2017 to authors writing in the German language whose literature is affected by cultural changes. The prize is awarded with 15.000 €, up to two "Förderpreise" are awarded with 7.000 €. Winners were selected by a jury. Jury members were: Dr. Wolfgang Herles, Michael Krüger, Prof. Dr. Klaus-Dieter Lehmann, Dr. Wiebke Porombka, Denis Scheck, Dr. Insa Wilke, and Feridun Zaimoglu.