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Christa Wolf

German literary critic, novelist, and essayist (1929-2011)

1929   -   2011

genre: prose
country of citizenship: Germany, German Democratic Republic
native language: German
languages spoken, written or signed: German
educated at: University of Jena, Leipzig University
occupation: writer, screenwriter, politician, unofficial collaborator, novelist, essayist, journalist, literary critic, science fiction writer, critic
award received: Georg Büchner Prize, Geschwister-Scholl-Preis, National Prize of East Germany, Schiller Memorial Prize, Heinrich Mann Prize, Samuel-Bogumil-Linde prize, Nelly Sachs Prize, honorary doctor of the University of Madrid Complutense, Franz-Nabl prize, Elisabeth Langgässer Literature Award, Austrian State Prize for European Literature, Literaturpreis der Stadt Bremen, Thomas-Mann-Preis, honorary doctorate of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Christa Wolf (German: [ˈkʁɪs.ta vɔlf] (listen); née Ihlenfeld; 18 March 1929 – 1 December 2011) was a German novelist and essayist. She was one of the best-known writers to emerge from the former East Germany.
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