Organisation

The German Academy for Language and Literature has the legal form of a registered association (eingetragener Verein). The Academy is a public sector organization supported by private sponsors. Its organs are: 1. the General Assembly, which has the final say on the election of new members, elects the Executive Committee and commissions and plays an advisory role on all matters concerning the Academy; 2. The Executive Committee, which forms the board of the Academy according to Academy bylaws; 3. The Board of Trustees, which advises and supports the Academy. Comprised of Academy members, a series of committees, which include the commissions, have also been set up to deal with specific duties.

Executive Committee
Board of Trustees
Commission

Commission

Kommission für den Friedrich-Gundolf-Preis für die Vermittlung deutscher Kultur im Ausland

Irène Heidelberger-Leonard, Michael Krüger, Per Øhrgaard, llma Rakusa (chair), Miguel Sáenz, Joachim Sartorius und Leszek Żyliński

Kommission für den Johann-Heinrich-Voß-Preis für Übersetzung

Iso Camartin, Elisabeth Edl (chair), Aris Fioretos, Zsuzsanna Gahse, Daniel Göske, Per Øhrgaard und Ilma Rakusa

Kommission für Zuwahlen

Friedrich Christian Delius, Rüdiger Görner, Felicitas Hoppe, Reinhard Jirgl, Gudrun Leutenegger, Ernst Osterkamp (chair), Klaus Reichert und Michael Walter

Kommission für Publikationen

Elisabeth Edl, Jens Malte Fischer, Durs Grünbein, Peter Hamm, Ruth Klüger, Michael Krüger, Michael Maar, Norbert Miller, Friedrich Pfäfflin (chair), Klaus Reichert und Michael Walter

Kommission für die Wüstenrot-Reihe

Peter Hamm, Kristina Hasenpflug (Wüstenrot Stiftung), Ruth Klüger, Friedrich Pfäfflin (chair), Klaus Reichert

Sprachkommission

Elisabeth Edl, Peter Eisenberg, Hans-Martin Gauger, Michael Hagner, Wolfgang Klein, Wulf Oesterreicher (chair), Beatrice Primus, Jürgen Schiewe, Ingo Schulze

Ehrenausschuss

Kurt Flasch, Hans-Martin Gauger, Erica Pedretti, Albrecht Schöne, Michael Stolleis