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

Günter Grass

Günter GrassGünter Grass

Writer
Born 16/10/1927
Deceased 13/4/2015
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Georg-Büchner-Preis 1965
Laudatory Address by Kasimir Edschmid
Acceptance Speech by Günter Grass
Diploma

... für sein Werk in Lyrik und Prosa worin er kühn, weitausgreifend und kritisch das Leben unserer Zeit darstellt und gestaltet.

Jury members
Juryvorsitz: Hanns W. Eppelsheimer
Friedrich Bischoff, Kasimir Edschmid (Ehrenpräsident), Richard Gerlach, Karl Krolow, Wilhelm Lehmann, Fritz Martini, Gerhart Pohl, Dolf Sternberger, Gerhard Storz und W E. Süskind, Fritz Usinger