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

Günter de Bruyn

Günter de Bruyn

Writer
Born 1/11/1926
Member since 1990

Johann-Heinrich-Merck-Preis 2011
Laudatory Address by Wolfgang Thierse
Acceptance Speech by Günter de Bruyn
Diploma

... der damit eine sprachkünstlerisch glanzvolle Epochendarstellung geschaffen hat, die sein großes erzählerisches Œuvre vollendet.

Jury members
Juryvorsitz: Präsident Klaus Reichert
Vizepräsidenten Heinrich Detering, Peter Hamm, Ilma Rakusa, Beisitzer Peter Eisenberg, Wilhelm Genazino, Joachim Kalka, Per Øhrgaard, Gustav Seibt, Werner Spies