Jürgen Becker awarded the 2014 Georg Büchner Prize


The German Academy for Language and Literature has awarded the Georg Büchner Prize, which includes a € 50,000 grant, to the writer Jürgen Becker. The prize will be granted on October 25th, 2014.

The Jury states: »Jürgen Becker is one of the leading voices in contemporary poetry, whose works have strongly affected the German poetry over generations. Over decades his oeuvre has insistently remeasured and altered the boundaries of prose and poetry. His poems teach us vividly to observe our environment and language more attentively.«

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