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

Oskar Pastior

Oskar Pastior

Writer and Poet
Born 20/10/1927
Deceased 4/10/2006
Member since 1989

Georg-Büchner-Preis 2006
Laudatory Address by Christina Weiss
Acceptance Speech by Oskar Pastior
Diploma

... der in seinen poetischen Sprachwelten, fernab von Klischee und Kommerz, die lautsinnliche Materialität des Wortes zu schönster Entfaltung bringt...

Jury members
Juryvorsitz: Klaus Reichert
Friedrich Christian Delius, Peter Hamm, Harald Hartung, Joachim Kalka, Peter von Matt, Uwe Pörksen, Ilma Rakusa, Gustav Seibt, Werner Spies, außerdem Peter Benz (Stadt Darmstadt), Erich Post (Hessisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst)