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

Georg Hensel

Georg Hensel

Journalist and Drama critic
Born 13/7/1923
Deceased 17/5/1996
Member since 1984

Johann-Heinrich-Merck-Preis 1968
Acceptance Speech by Georg Hensel
Diploma

Als leidenschaftlicher Beobachter der geistigen Auseinandersetzung auf dem Theater...

Jury members
Juryvorsitz: Präsident Gerhard Storz
Vizepräsidenten Rudolf Hagelstange, Karl Krolow, Dolf Sternberger, Beisitzer Friedrich Bischoff, Richard Gerlach, Fritz Martini, Otto Rombach, Horst Rüdiger, W. E. Süskind