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

George Tabori

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Writer, Translator and Stage Director
Born 24/5/1914
Deceased 23/7/2007

Georg-Büchner-Preis 1992
Laudatory Address by Wolf Biermann
Acceptance Speech by George Tabori
Diploma

Wir bewundern darin seinen Mut, dem deutschen Publikum mit Witz Ironie und doch mit der Leidenschaft des Opfers und der Distanz des Weisen die unheilvolle gemeinsame Geschichte der Deutschen und Juden vor Augen zu führen.

Jury members
Juryvorsitz: Herbert Heckmann
Peter Benz (Stadt Darmstadt), Herman Dieter Betz (Hessisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst), Günter de Bruyn, Walter Helmut Fritz, Hartmut von Hentig, Ivan Nagel, Oskar Pastior, Lea Ritter-Santini, Peter Wapnewski, Hans Wollschläger