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

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

 

Die Deutsche Akademie für Sprache und Dichtung
verleiht den Georg-Büchner-Preis 1965 an

Günter Grass

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

Darmstadt, am 9. Oktober 1965

Das Präsidium
Hanns W. Eppelsheimer, Präsident
Gerhart Pohl, Vizepräsident
Dolf Sternberger, Vizepräsident
Fritz Usinger, Vizepräsident