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

Friedrich Christian Delius

Friedrich Christian Delius

Writer
Born 13/2/1943
Member since 1997
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Georg-Büchner-Preis 2011
Laudatory Address by Sibylle Lewitscharoff
Acceptance Speech by Friedrich Christian Delius
Diploma

... dem kritischen, findigen und erfinderischen Beobachter, der in seinen Romanen und Erzählungen die historischen Tiefendimensionen unserer Gegenwart auslotet...

Jury members
Juryvorsitz: Klaus Reichert
Heinrich Detering, Peter Eisenberg, Wilhelm Genazino, Peter Hamm, Joachim Kalka, Per Øhrgaard, Ilma Rakusa, Gustav Seibt, Werner Spies, außerdem Elisabeth Abendroth (Hessisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst), Peter Benz (Stadt Darmstadt)