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

Peter Rühmkorf

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Writer and Critic
Born 25/10/1929
Deceased 8/6/2008
Member since 1977
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Georg-Büchner-Preis 1993
Laudatory Address by Peter Wapnewski
Acceptance Speech by Peter Rühmkorf
Diploma

Peter Rühmkorf, dem wir ein vielstimmiges, alle Literaturgattungen umfassendes Œuvre von hohem artistischen Rang verdanken...

Jury members
Juryvorsitz: Herbert Heckmann
Peter Benz (Stadt Darmstadt), Herman Dieter Betz (Hessisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst), Elisabeth Borchers, Günter de Bruyn, Iso Camartin, Eckhard Heftrich, Norbert Miller, Ivan Nagel, Hans Wollschläger