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

Sibylle Lewitscharoff

Sibylle Lewitscharoff

Writer
Born 16/4/1954
Member since 2007

Georg-Büchner-Preis 2013
Laudatory Address by Ursula März
Acceptance Speech by Sibylle Lewitscharoff
Diploma

Sibylle Lewitscharoff, die in ihren Romanen mit unerschöpflicher Beobachtungsenergie, erzählerischer Phantasie und sprachlicher Erfindungskraft die Grenzen dessen, was wir für unsere Wirklichkeit halten, neu erkundet und in Frage stellt...

Jury members
Juryvorsitz: Heinrich Detering
Aris Fioretos, Peter Hamm, Joachim Kalka, Navid Kermani, Per Øhrgaard, Gustav Seibt, Michael Stolleis, Jan Wagner, Nike Wagner, außerdem Ulrich Adolphs (Hessisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst), Peter Benz (Stadt Darmstadt), Horst Claussen (von der Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien)