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.

Prize Winner 2018

Terézia Mora

Terézia Mora is awarded the »Georg-Büchner-Preis« 2018. The prize giving ceremony will take place in Darmstadt on Oktober, 27.

Awardees

Walter Kappacher

Walter Kappacher

Writer
Born 24/10/1938
Member since 2004
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Georg-Büchner-Preis 2009
Laudatory Address by Paul Ingendaay
Acceptance Speech by Walter Kappacher
Diploma

... für die einer großen Tradition verbundene Genauigkeit des melancholischen Blicks auf Welt und Menschen, der falschen Trost verweigert und gerade deshalb tröstlich wirkt.

Jury members
Juryvorsitz: Klaus Reichert
Heinrich Detering, Peter Eisenberg, Wilhelm Genazino, Peter Hamm, Joachim Kalka, Ilma Rakusa, Gustav Seibt, Werner Spies, Ulrich Weinzierl, außerdem Elisabeth Abendroth (Hessisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst), Peter Benz (Stadt Darmstadt)