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

Gottfried Benn

Gottfried Benn

Writer and Physician
Born 2/5/1886
Deceased 17/7/1956
Member since 1950
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Georg-Büchner-Preis 1951
Acceptance Speech by Gottfried Benn
Diploma

... der, streng und wahrhaftig gegen sich selbst, in kühnem Aufbruch seine Form gegen die wandelbare Zeit setzte und in unablässigem Bemühen, durch Irren und Leiden reifend, dem dichterischen Wort in Vers und Prosa eine neue Welt des Ausdrucks erschloß.

Jury members
Juryvorsitz: Rudolf Pechel
Kasimir Edschmid, Gertrud von le Fort, Wilhelm Lehmann, Bruno Snell, Rudolf Alexander Schröder, Frank Thiess