country of citizenship: Austria
language of expression: German
award received: Officer's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, Grand Gold Decoration of Styria, Commander with star of the Order of St. Sylvester, Culture Medal of Upper Austria, Andreas Gryphius Prize, Jean-Paul-Preis, Weilheim Literature Prize, Austrian Decoration for Science and Art
Gertrud Fussenegger (8 May 1912 – 19 March 2009) was an Austrian writer and a prolific author, especially of historical novels. Many commentators felt that her reputation never entirely escaped from the shadow cast by her enthusiasm, as a young woman, for National Socialism.
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