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

Harald Hartung

Harald Hartung

Poet and Literary scholar
Born 29/10/1932
Member since 1997

Johann-Heinrich-Merck-Preis 2009
Laudatory Address by Heinrich Detering
Acceptance Speech by Harald Hartung
Diploma

Harald Hartung, dem kundigen und sensiblen Dolmetscher der Poesie...

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