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

Franz Schuh

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Essayist
Born 15/3/1947

Johann-Heinrich-Merck-Preis 2021
Laudatory Address by Armin Thurnher
Acceptance Speech by Franz Schuh

In Franz Schuhs Essays erscheint das Denken als poetische Haltung, als ästhetisches Ereignis, nie dogmatisch und stets getragen von fundamentaler Menschenfreundlichkeit.

Jury members
Ernst Osterkamp, Ursula Bredel, Michael Hagner, Monika Rinck, Lukas Bärfuss, Elisabeth Edl, Maja Haderlap, Ilma Rakusa, Marisa Siguan und Stefan Weidner