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Maja Haderlap Awarded Max Frisch Prize of the City of Zurich

Maja Haderlap, author of Angel of Oblivion, was awarded the Max Frisch Prize, given every four years by the city of Zurich to an author whose work addresses fundamental issues of democratic society in an artistically uncompromising way. The jury praised her poetry and prose that combines lyric brilliance with political incisiveness: “In a time when many places in Europe are once again engaging in identity politics, where people, cultures, and languages are being divided, Maja Haderlap’s work stands for a literature that defies borders. Behind each word her poetry discovers another, behind every silence she exposes a lament, and behind every secret, an act.”

Learn more about the prize and about Maja Haderlap’s work here.

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