Georg-Büchner-Preis

Established by the then People's State of Hesse to recognise poets, artists, actors and singers, the »Georg-Büchner-Preis« was first awarded on 11 August 1923 in the state capital, Darmstadt.
Since 1951 the »Büchner-Preis« has been awarded by the German Academy for Language and Literature. It is granted to authors »writing in the German language whose work is considered especially meritorious and who have made a significant contribution to contemporary German cultural life.« (Academy charter)
The »Georg-Büchner-Preis« is awarded annually during the autumn conference of the German Academy in Darmstadt. The prize comes with a €50,000 award.

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