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

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)