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Helga M. Novak
Helga M. Novak, born in 1935, grew up in the German Democratic Republic. She was expelled in 1966 as one of the first poets. She then lived in Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia, Portugal, Poland before she returned to Berlin where she died in 2013.
Helga M. Novak has won numerous awards and her fiction and poetry have been widely anthologized.
Droste Prize of the City of Meersburg
Honorary citizen of the City of Erkner
Bremen Literature Prize
Kranichstein Literature Prize
Roswitha Medal of the City of Bad Gandersheim
Brandenburg Literature Prize
Gerrit Engelke Prize of the City of Hanover
Christian Wagner Prize
Saeume Literature Prize
Ida Dehmel Literature Prize