Prizes / Awards

1996 La Belle Literature Prize for short prose
1998 cheap jerseys 1st prize from the Westphalian Literature Office
Invitation to the Literature Course in Klagenfurt / Austria
Invitation to the Arno Schmidt Foundation
2000 Young Talent Prize from the Ruhr Valley Literature Awards
Final round of the “Fragmente 2000” Prize (University of Bamberg)
2001 One of five winners of the ”jungle b” competition (Brecht Forum, Berlin)
2002 1st Prize in the Kargo Europa competition (Autorinnenforum e.V.)
2003 Final round of Leonce und Lena poetry competition, Darmstadt
2004 Invitation to the German-French-Polish Writers Meeting in Wroclaw / Poland
2nd Prize from the Polish Embassy and the Polish Culture Institute, Berlin for the short story “Der Leuchtturmwärter (polnische Ostseeküste)”
2005 Among the winners of the “Gedichtwettbewerb 2005” of the Library of German Poetry
2006 Nominated by the German Historical Museum, Berlin, as one of Germany’s 40 most important writers under 40 (and among Germany’s top 100 creative people)
2015 1. Prize Poetry-Contest by the german-speaking libraries („Gedichtwettbewerb der deutschsprachigen Bibliotheken“)
2016 In Katzendorf (Cața), Transylvania / Romania Tanja Dückers was honored with the  „Dorfschreiber-Prize 2016“.
This Prize is awarded yearly by the romanian-german Writer’s Union “Felicia Now“,  the Union of Writers in Romania and the Exile-P.E.N German-Language-Literature and the Democratic Forum in Kronstadt. The Prize is related with a residency in Katzendorf / Cata.