Georg Büchner Prize

The Georg Büchner Prize (German: Georg-Büchner-Preis) is—along with the Goethe Prize—the most important literary prize for the German language. The award is named after Georg Büchner, author of Woyzeck. The Georg Büchner Prize is awarded annually for authors "writing in the German language who have notably emerged through their oeuvre as essential contributors to the shaping of contemporary German cultural life". Similar prizes are the Miguel de Cervantes Prize for authors writing in the Spanish language, and the Camões Prize awarded to writers in the Portuguese sprachraum.

Read more about Georg Büchner Prize:  History, The Georg Büchner Prize and The Nobel Prize in Literature, Recipients of The Literary Prize, Since 1951, Recipients 1923-1950

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