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 Keilson

Hans Keilson

Physician, Psychoanalyst and Writer
Born 12/12/1909
Deceased 31/5/2011
Member since 1999

Johann-Heinrich-Merck-Preis 2005
Laudatory Address by Tilman Krause
Acceptance Speech by Hans Keilson
Diploma

Hans Keilson, dem Essayisten und Wissenschaftler, dem Dichter und Erzähler, der in seinem vielseitigen Werk Psychologie, Poesie und Kritik zusammengeführt hat...

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