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

Felicitas Hoppe

Felicitas Hoppe

Writer
Born 22/12/1960
Member since 2007

Georg-Büchner-Preis 2012
Laudatory Address by Hubert Spiegel
Acceptance Speech by Felicitas Hoppe
Diploma

Felicitas Hoppe, die mit ihrer eigensinnigen und abenteuerlustigen Prosa Grundfragen eines postmodernen Daseins mit virtuoser, befreiender Phantasie durchspielt...

Jury members
Juryvorsitz: Heinrich Detering
Aris Fioretos, Peter Hamm, Joachim Kalka, Navid Kermani, Per Øhrgaard, Gustav Seibt, Michael Stolleis, Jan Wagner, Nike Wagner, außerdem Peter Benz (Stadt Darmstadt), Ernst Wegener (Hessisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst)