Ida Dehmel Literature Prize

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The Ida Dehmel Literature Prize of GEDOK is awarded every three years for the complete works of a German author since 1968th GEDOK founder Ida Dehmel is honored with the naming . The prize is endowed with 10,000 euros. An application is not possible. The proposed authors do not have to be GEDOK members. The winner is determined by a jury.

At the same time, the GEDOK Literature Prize will be awarded, which is endowed with 5,000 euros.

Prize winners


The Cologne GEDOK member Marierose Fuchs-Steinbüchel, entrepreneur and writer, was a co-founder of the award. For a number of years she was an honorary specialist adviser for literature and suggested the award of a literature prize to enhance the value of the literary arts. She made the first prize money available and determined that the prize would be sponsored for another ten years after her death through donations from her company (Cologne Guard and Locking Company). The Federal Ministry for Family, Seniors, Women and Youth (BMFSFJ) is now taking on the prize money.

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Individual evidence

  1. women's history club: Marie Rose Fox Steinbuechel
  2. ; see. , p. 4.