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.

Prize Winner 2018

Terézia Mora

Terézia Mora is awarded the »Georg-Büchner-Preis« 2018. The prize giving ceremony will take place in Darmstadt on Oktober, 27.

Awardees

Erich Fried

Erich Fried

Poet and Translator
Born 6/5/1921
Deceased 22/11/1988
Member since 1986
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Georg-Büchner-Preis 1987
Laudatory Address by Herbert Heckmann
Acceptance Speech by Erich Fried
Diploma

Erich Fried, der in seinen poetischen Werken wie in seinen Übersetzungen die deutsche Sprache aus Verdunkelungen und aus dem Geschwätz zu einer unmißverständlichen Triftigkeit führt.

Jury members
Juryvorsitz: Herbert Heckmann
Beda Allemann, Peter Benz (Stadt Darmstadt), Herman Dieter Betz (Hessisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst), Günter Busch, Hans-Martin Gauger, Ludwig Harig, Helmut Heißenbüttel Hans Paeschke, Lea Ritter-Santini, Dolf Sternberger (Ehrenpräsident), Bernhard Zeller, Ernst Zinn