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

Emine Sevgi Özdamar

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Writer
Born 10/8/1946
Member since 2007

Georg-Büchner-Preis 2022
Laudatory Address by Marie Schmidt
Acceptance Speech by Emine Sevgi Özdamar
Diploma
Audio/Video

Ihre Theaterstücke, Erzählungen und Romane verleihen der deutschen Literatur durch die Intensität ihres Erzählens und ihre herausragende Sprachkraft eine neue poetische Weite.

Jury members
Ernst Osterkamp, Ursula Bredel, Michael Hagner, Monika Rinck, Lukas Bärfuss, Elisabeth Edl, Maja Haderlap, Ilma Rakusa, Marisa Siguan und Stefan Weidner sowie je ein Vertreter der Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien, des Landes Hessen und der Stadt Darmstadt