He is “a powerful critic of sloppy language”. That’s what the jury said about the award winner Max Goldt.
The writer and musician Max Goldt (63, “Katz und Goldt”) will receive the Jacob Grimm Prize for German Language this year.
“Max Goldt is a master of small forms, a strict stylist, but at the same time open to very free poetic forms,” said the Eberhard Schöck Foundation in Baden-Baden on Wednesday, explaining the jury’s decision. He is also “a powerful critic of sloppy language that reveals sloppy thinking”. The partial award of the German Language Culture Prize, endowed with 30,000 euros, is to be presented on October 8th in Baden-Baden.
The Foundation has been awarding the German Language Culture Prize since 2001 for special services to the German language. Jacob Grimm Prize winners include Udo Lindenberg, Cornelia Funke, Frank Schirrmacher, Loriot, Ulrich Tukur, Katharina Thalbach, the Fantastic Four and Herta Müller.