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 Dürrenmatt

Friedrich Dürrenmatt

Writer
Born 5/1/1921
Deceased 14/12/1990
Member from 1957 to 1976
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Georg-Büchner-Preis 1986
Laudatory Address by Georg Hensel
Acceptance Speech by Friedrich Dürrenmatt
Diploma

Seine Erzählungen, Essays und Theaterstücke, die Mythologie, Wissenschaft und Philosophie umspannen, stellen sich den großen Fragen der Gegenwart mit weitem historischen Horizont, mit exakter Phantasie, mit Weisheit und Witz.

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, Bruno Snell (Ehrenpräsident), Dolf Sternberger (Ehrenpräsident), Bernhard Zeller, Ernst Zinn