Insights and News

Chamisso Prize: Telling Today’s Stories

Author Abbas Khider was honored with the Adelbert von Chamisso Prize in Munich. The two Promotional Prizes go to Barbi Marković and Senthuran Varatharaja.

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Chamisso (Nr. 16, 2017)

German-language magazine of the Adelbert von Chamisso Prize.

Adelbert von Chamisso Prize 2017 for Abbas Khider

Writer Abbas Khider (r.) receives the Adelbert von Chamisso Prize worth 15,000 euros. The two Promotional Prizes worth 7,000 euros each go to the authors Barbi Marković and Senthuran Varatharajah.

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Chamisso (No 15, 2016)

German-language magazine of the Adelbert von Chamisso Prize.

At Home in Any Language

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.

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Adelbert von Chamisso Prize 2016: Enriching German 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.

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In brief

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.

Contact persons

Julia Kizhukandayil
Senior Project Manager
Tel+49 711 46084-511
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Julia Teek
Project Manager
Tel+49 71146084-440
e-mail to Julia Teek