Death: 1st December 2011
Location: Dorotheenstädtischer Friedhof, Berlin, Germany
Photo taken by: Daderot
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German literary critic, novelist and essayist who was one of the best-known writers to have emerged from the former East Germany. Her most important work is Kassandra / Cassandra (1983) which re-interprets the battle of Troy as a war for economic power and a shift from a matriarchal to a patriarchal society.
Wolf received the Heinrich Mann Prize in 1963, the Schiller Memorial Prize in 1983, the Nelly Sachs Literature Prize, and Wolf became the first recipient of the Deutscher Bücherpreis (German Book Prize) in 2002 for her lifetime achievement.