Roswitha Prize

The Roswitha Prize (German: Roswitha-Preis) is the oldest German language prize for literature that is given solely to women.

The Roswitha-Medal has been given almost yearly since 1973 by the city of Bad Gandersheim.[1] In 1998 it received its modern designation along with an endowment of €5,500. It is named for Roswitha of Gandersheim, a 10th-century Benedictine nun who is considered the first female German playwright and author.

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  1. ^ "Literaturpreis der Stadt seit 1973: Der Roswitha-Preis" (in German). Stadt Bad Gandersheim. Retrieved 2017-09-07.
  2. ^ "Der "Roswitha-Preis 2020" geht an Ulrike Almut Sandig". BuchMarkt (in German). 11 March 2021. Retrieved 22 July 2021.

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