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

Karl Krolow

Karl KrolowKarl Krolow

Writer
Born 11/3/1915
Deceased 21/6/1999
Member since 1954

Georg-Büchner-Preis 1956
Laudatory Address by Ernst Kreuder
Acceptance Speech by Karl Krolow
Diploma

Sein dichterisches Werk vereinigt poetische Überlieferung und moderne Ausdruckskraft.

Jury members
Ehrenpräsidenten: Rudolf Pechel und Rudolf Alexander Schröder
Präsident: Hermann Kasack
Vizepräsidenten: Kasimir Edschmid, Fritz Usinger und Gerhard Storz
Beirat: Friedrich Bischoff, Adolf Grimme, Rudolf Hagelstange, Wilhelm Lehmann, Fritz Martini und Gerhart Pohl.