Georg-Büchner-Preis

The Georg Büchner Prize was first established during the Weimar Republic by the State of Hesse. Its purpose was to recognise writers, artists, actors and singers. It was first awarded in 1923 in the state capital, Darmstadt.
Since 1951 the new Büchner Prize has been awarded annually by the German Academy for Language and Literature. According to the charter of the Academy, it is given to authors »writing in the German language whose work is considered especially meritorious and who have made a significant contribution to contemporary German culture.«
The prize is awarded at a ceremony held during the autumn conference of the German Academy in Darmstadt.
The prize currently comes with an award of €50,000.

Awardees

Elke Erb

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Writer
Born 18/2/1938

Georg-Büchner-Preis 2020
Laudatory Address by Hendrik Jackson
Acceptance Speech by Elke Erb
Diploma

Ihr gelingt es wie keiner anderen, die Freiheit und Wendigkeit der Gedanken in der Sprache zu verwirklichen...

Jury members
Juryvorsitz: Präsident Ernst Osterkamp
Vizepräsidenten: Aris Fioretos, Wolfgang Klein, Monika Rinck, Beisitzer: Elisabeth Edl, László Földényi, Michael Hagner, Dea Loher, Ilma Rakusa, Marisa Siguan
sowie je ein Vertreter der Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien, des Landes Hessen und der Stadt Darmstadt