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

Benjamin Henrichs

Benjamin Henrichs

Journalist, Drama critic and Literary critic
Born 1946

Johann-Heinrich-Merck-Preis 1992
Laudatory Address by Ulrich Wildgruber
Acceptance Speech by Benjamin Henrichs
Diploma

Alle Diskretion seiner Haltung und Sprache können nicht verdecken, daß für den Kritiker Benjamin Henrichs Ästhetik eine Frage der Ethik ist.

Jury members
Juryvorsitz: Präsident Herbert Heckmann
Vizepräsidenten Günter de Bruyn, Hartmut von Hentig, Ivan Nagel, Beisitzer Walter Helmut Fritz, Oskar Pastior, Lea Ritter-Santini, Peter Wapnewski, Hans Wollschläger