Joseph-breitbach-Preis, 2020: a poet with the eminent possibilities

The 50,000-Euro awarded to the Joseph-Breitbach-prize goes this year to the Bremen-born author Nora Bossong. The 38-Year-old was a "poet, the eminent opportuni

Joseph-breitbach-Preis, 2020: a poet with the eminent possibilities

The 50,000-Euro awarded to the Joseph-Breitbach-prize goes this year to the Bremen-born author Nora Bossong. The 38-Year-old was a "poet, the eminent opportunities for languaging of the world as a commitment to face the big issues," said the Academy of Sciences and literature in Mainz, Germany, on Tuesday. Her work is in every line of politically, but not moralizing.

Bossong dedicate themselves to the trials and tribulations of a Euro-centric century, the protagonists of their novels are very different for women and men –from the diplomats in "Weber's log" from the year 2009, a textile manufacturer, and his daughter in "limited liability company" (2012), to a UN employee in a "protected zone" by 2019. "Protection zone" was also on the Longlist for the German book prize in 2019.

been honored Multiple times

Bossong is the price on the 25. September in Koblenz will receive. The author studied cultural Sciences, philosophy, and comparative literature and has been honored with various awards, such as with demThomas-Mann-prize of the city of Lübeck.

The Joseph-breitbach-Preis, reminiscent of the eponymous German-French writer and publicist (1903 to 1980) from Koblenz, who lived since 1929, mainly in France. The named after him, honors received in the past, among others, Arno Geiger, Brigitte Kronauer, Ilse Aichinger, Ingo Schulze, Dieter Wellershoff, Herta Müller, Raoul Schrott, and Ursula Krechel.

Updated Date: 14 July 2020, 08:20

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