Opening: Heinrich Detering, President of the German Academy
Speech on “The Power of Words” by Monika Grütters, Minister of State to the Federal Chancellor
Welcome: Ingmar Jung, State Secretary in the Hessian Ministry for Science and Art
Johann Heinrich Merck Prize for literary criticism and essay to Kathrin Passig, laudatory speech by Per Leo
Sigmund Freud Prize for scientific writing to Jan Assmann, laudatory speech by Antonio Loprieno
Georg Büchner Prize to Marcel Beyer, laudatory speech by Anke te Heesen
Part of the Autumn Conference of the German Academy for Language and Literature.