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.

Awardees

Paul Celan

Paul CelanPaul Celan

Poet
Born 23/11/1920
Deceased 20/4/1970

Georg-Büchner-Preis 1960
Laudatory Address by Marie Luise Kaschnitz
Acceptance Speech by Paul Celan
Diploma

Aus der Tiefe poetischer Eingebungen geholt, findet in seinem Werk das Wort zur Inständigkeit des Dauernden.

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