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

Hans Erich Nossack

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Writer
Born 30/1/1901
Deceased 2/11/1977
Member since 1961

Georg-Büchner-Preis 1961
Laudatory Address by Hermann Kasack
Acceptance Speech by Hans Erich Nossack
Diploma

... der sich mit den Fragen unserer Zeit eindringlich auseinandergesetzt und sie in gültigen Beispielen dichterisch überzeugend gestaltet hat.

Jury members
Juryvorsitz: Hermann Kasack
Friedrich Bischoff, Kasimir Edschmid, Hanns W. Eppelsheimer, Adolf Grimme, Rudolf Hagelstange, Wilhelm Lehmann, Fritz Martini und Gerhart Pohl, Rudolf Alexander Schröder (Ehrenpräsident), Fritz Usinger