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German Author Christa Wolf, Writer of ‘Cassandra,’ Dies at 82

December 07, 2011

Dec. 1 (Bloomberg) -- Christa Wolf, the German author of novels including “Cassandra” and “Medea,” died today in Berlin after a long illness, according to her publisher, Suhrkamp Verlag. She was 82.

A citizen of East Germany and a committed Socialist, Wolf was also a critic of the Communist regime. She won numerous prizes for her work, including the Thomas Mann Prize in 2010 and the Georg-Buechner-Prize in 1980.

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