Literature Prize of the City of Bremen

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The Bremen Literature Prize was awarded by the Senate of the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen from 1954 to 1959 , until in 1959 the jury was duped by the refusal of the Senate to award Günter Grass for The Tin Drum and largely resigned. Ever since the Senate established the Rudolf Alexander Schröder Foundation in 1962, it has awarded the Bremen Literature Prize. It is endowed with 25,000 euros (as of 2019).

In 1954 the award was presented for the first time in honor of Rudolf Alexander Schröder's 75th birthday . In addition, a promotional prize of 6000 euros has been awarded since 1977, which was financed from 2004 to 2013 by the Bremen Public Insurance Company (ÖVB).

Alexander Kluge is the only author to date to have received this award twice (1979 and 2001).

Award winners

1954 to 1975

1976 to 2000

Since 2001

The jury

until June 2006 State Secretary in the Ministry of Culture of Baden-Württemberg

Literary critic and editor in the features section of the Süddeutsche Zeitung

  • Barbara Lison , Board Member and Managing Director (appointed September 5, 2006)

Director of the Bremen City Library

since 1999 literary editor at the "Neue Zürcher Zeitung"

Literary editor at »Welt«

Literary scholar and critic (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung)

Literary scholar, critic and essayist (Der Standard, Wiener Journal, Die Presse, literature and criticism, ORF radio)

Translator and journalist (Neue Zürcher Zeitung, you and others)

  • and optionally the previous year's winners


  • "Admired a lot and scolded a lot ...". The Bremen Literature Prize 1954–1998. Speeches by the award winners and other texts. A documentation of the Rudolf-Alexander-Schröder-Foundation , edited by Wolfgang Emmerich , Wirtschaftsverlag NW, Bremerhaven 1999

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Thomas Lehr receives the Bremen Literature Prize . Article dated November 18, 2017, accessed November 18, 2017.