It’s thought of the most necessary award for German-language literature. Günter Grass obtained it, Heinrich Böll and Christa Wolf it was additionally awarded. This yr an Austrian receives the Georg Büchner Prize.
The Austrian author Clemens J. Setz receives the Georg Büchner Prize 2021. This was introduced by the German Academy for Language and Poetry on Tuesday in Darmstadt.
The prize, endowed with 50,000 euros, is taken into account the most necessary literary award in Germany. The award is to be ceremoniously introduced on November sixth in the State Theater in Darmstadt.
‘With Clemens J. Setz, the German Academy for Language and Poetry honors a language artist who repeatedly explores human border areas along with his novels and tales,’ the jury mentioned in help of the choice. The disturbing drastic nature of the 38-year-old artist sticks to the coronary heart of our current as a result of it follows a deeply humanistic impulse.
The Academy has been awarding the award to writers who write in German since 1951. The prizewinners should “stand out to a particular degree through their work and works” and “have a major share in shaping contemporary German cultural life”.
The award winners embody Max Frisch (1958), Günter Grass (1965) and Heinrich Böll (1967) and most just lately since 2015 Rainald Goetz, Marcel Beyer, Jan Wagner, Terézia Mora, Lukas Bärfuss and, final yr, Elke Erb.
It’s named after the playwright and revolutionary Georg Büchner (“Woyzeck”). He was born in the Grand Duchy of Hesse in 1813 and died in Zurich in 1837.