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Anna Seghers

Anna Seghers was born to Jewish parents in Mainz, Germany, in 1900, and died in East Berlin in 1983. She won the prestigious Kleist Prize for her debut work, The Revolt of the Fishermen of St. Barbara (1928) and received the Georg Büchner Prize in 1947 for services to German literature, primarily in recognition of her internationally bestselling novel of German pre-war antifascist resistance, The Seventh Cross (1942). During her exile period from Hitler's Germany (1933- 1947), she wrote two...See more