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

Günther Rühle

Günther Rühle

Director of a theatre and Drama critic
Born 3/6/1924

Johann-Heinrich-Merck-Preis 2007
Laudatory Address by Peter Iden
Acceptance Speech by Günther Rühle
Diploma

... der in monumentalen Büchern zum Chronisten der Ereignisse und Menschen des Theaters in Deutschland geworden ist.

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