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.

Prize Winner 2018

Martin Pollack is awarded the »Johann-Heinrich-Merck-Preis für literarische Kritik und Essay« 2018. The prize giving ceremony will take place in Darmstadt on October, 27.

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