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

Hans Egon Holthusen

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Germanist and Poet
Born 15/4/1913
Deceased 21/1/1997

Johann-Heinrich-Merck-Preis 1993
Laudatory Address by Peter Wapnewski
Acceptance Speech by Hans Egon Holthusen
Diploma

Hans Egon Holthusen, dem Essayisten, Kritiker und Biographen, der die Maßstäbe abendländischer Tradition auch für die Literatur nach 1945 zu erhalten trachtete...

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