Friedrich-Gundolf-Preis

The »Friedrich-Gundolf-Preis« has been awarded by the German Academy for Language and Literature since 1964.
As a »Prize for German Scholarship Abroad«, for 25 years it was exclusively awarded to linguists and literary scholars at foreign universities.
However, the prize has also been awarded to persons outside of academia who are committed to imparting German culture and cultural dialog since the prize was renamed the »Friedrich-Gundolf-Preis für die Vermittlung deutscher Kultur im Ausland« (Prize for the Imparting of German Culture Abroad) in 1990.
The »Gundolf-Preis« is awarded annually at the spring conference of the German Academy. It has been endowed with €15,000 since 2013.

Awardees

Imre Kertész

Imre Kertész

Writer
Born 9/11/1929
Deceased 31/3/2016
Member since 1997

Friedrich-Gundolf-Preis 1997
Laudatory Address by Michael Krüger
Acceptance Speech by Imre Kertész
Diploma

... der, indem er rückhaltlos Rechenschaft über sich und seine Zeit ablegt, jene Großzügigkeit zu erzeugen hilft, ohne die kein Volk das andere, mehr noch: nicht einmal sich selbst verstehen kann.

Jury members
Kommission: François Bondy, Ruth Klüger, Norbert Miller, Lea Ritter-Santini, Jean-Marie Valentin, Peter Wapnewski

Mitglieder des Erweiterten Präsidiums