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Literary Prize: Reinhard Jirgl Wins Prestigious Georg Buechner

10/26/2010 01:11 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

German author Reinhard Jirgl won Germany's most coveted literary award, the Georg Buechner Prize, for his life's work this weekend, the German Academy for Language and Literature said in a statement.

The 57-year-old author is most famous for his novels "Die Unvollendeten" ("The Unfinished") about a German family expelled from its home in 1945, and "Die Stille" ("Calm"), which accompanies two German families through the 20th century as they experience war, inflation and expulsion.

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