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

Anita Albus

Anita AlbusAnita Albus

Writer and Painter
Born 2/10/1942
Member since 2004

Johann-Heinrich-Merck-Preis 2004
Laudatory Address by Martin Mosebach
Acceptance Speech by Anita Albus
Diploma

... die bei ihren Berichten die Präzision der Poesie und die Phantasie der Naturwissenschaft vereint...

Jury members
Juryvorsitz: Präsident Klaus Reichert
Vizepräsidenten Peter Hamm, Uwe Pörksen, Ilma Rakusa, Beisitzer Friedrich Christian Delius, Heinrich Detering, Harald Hartung, Joachim Kalka, Peter von Matt