country of citizenship: Germany, German Democratic Republic, Hungary
educated at: Heidelberg University, University of Cologne
occupation: writer, novelist, science fiction writer
award received: Honorary citizen of Berlin, Order of Karl Marx, Patriotic Order of Merit in gold, National Prize of East Germany, Star of People's Friendship, Johannes-R.-Becher-Medaille, Order of the Red Banner of Labour, Kleist Prize, International Stalin Prize for Peace, Hero of Labour
Anna Seghers (19 November 1900 – 1 June 1983) was a German writer famous for depicting the moral experience of the Second World War. The pseudonym Anna Seghers was apparently based on the surname of the Dutch painter and printmaker Hercules Pieterszoon Seghers or Segers (c. 1589 – c. 1638).
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