Deutsche Akademie für Sprache und Dichtung


The Academy represents German literature at home and abroad and works for the preservation and appropriate use of the German language in art and science, in public and private use.

Activities in detail:

  • distinguishing significant works of literature (e.g. with the Georg Büchner Prize, the most reputed German literature award) and promoting them in other ways
  • publishing works that are valuable in terms of cultural history or linguistics, but are not commercially viable propositions for publishers
  • taking position on questions of intellectual life in every possible appropriate form
  • dealing with language teaching at all types of schools
  • networking with 'like-minded' societies and instiutions at home and abroad

Activities relating to foreign countries:

  • organising conferences abroad
  • networking with foreign members on all five continents
  • sending copies of Academy publications to numerous libraries around the world


Deutsche Akademie für Sprache und Dichtung


Deutsche Akademie für Sprache und Dichtung
Alexandraweg 23
64287 Darmstadt
Phone: +49 (0)6151 4092 0
Fax: +49 (0)6151 4092 99