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

Friederike Mayröcker

Friederike Mayröcker

Writer
Born 20/12/1924
Member since 1985

Georg-Büchner-Preis 2001
Laudatory Address by Thomas Kling
Acceptance Speech by Friederike Mayröcker
Diploma

... deren aus vielen und vielfältigen Büchern bestehendes Werk mit seinen Sprachströmen, Worterfindungen, Assoziationsereignissen die deutsche Literatur auf ureigene Weise reicher gemacht hat...

Jury members
Juryvorsitz: Christian Meier
Peter Hamm, Harald Hartung, Peter von Matt, Uwe Pörksen, Ilma Rakusa, Klaus Reichert, Lea Ritter-Santini, außerdem Peter Benz (Stadt Darmstadt), Dieter Betz (Hessisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst)