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

Heinrich Vormweg

Heinrich Vormweg

Journalist, Literary critic and Drama critic
Born 20/3/1928
Deceased 9/7/2004

Johann-Heinrich-Merck-Preis 1986
Laudatory Address by Helmut Heißenbüttel
Acceptance Speech by Heinrich Vormweg
Diploma

Heinrich Vormweg, dem vorsichtig abwägenden und unbestechlichen Kritiker...

Jury members
Juryvorsitz: Präsident Herbert Heckmann
Vizepräsidenten Ludwig Harig, Hans-Martin Gauger, Helmut Heißenbüttel, Beisitzer Beda Allemann, Günter Busch, Hans Paeschke, Lea Ritter-Santini, Bernhard Zeller, Ernst Zinn, Ehrenpräsidenten Dolf Sternberger, Bruno Snell