Johann-Heinrich-Merck-Preis

The »Johann-Heinrich-Merck-Preis für literarische Kritik und Essay« (Prize for Literary Criticism and Essay Writing) has been awarded by the German Academy for Language and Literature since 1964, financed by the Darmstadt-based Merck pharmaceutical company.
It is awarded annually at the autumn conference of the German Academy in Darmstadt. The Johann Heinrich Merck Prize has been endowed with €20,000 since 2013.

Awardees

Albert von Schirnding

Albert von Schirnding

Writer and Literary critic
Born 9/4/1935

Johann-Heinrich-Merck-Preis 1982
Laudatory Address by Joachim Kaiser
Acceptance Speech by Albert von Schirnding
Diploma

In Schirndings schriftstellerischem Werk verbinden sich unaufdringliche Gelehrsamkeit und behutsame Stabilität.

Jury members
Juryvorsitz: Präsident Peter de Mendelssohn
Vizepräsidenten Ludwig Harig, Herbert Heckmann, Eva Zeller, Beisitzer Beda Allemann, Geno Hartlaub, Hans Paeschke, Lea Ritter-Santini, Bernhard Zeller, Ernst Zinn, Ehrenpräsidenten Dolf Sternberger, Gerhard Storz, Bruno Snell