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

Horst Krüger

Horst Krüger

Writer and Journalist
Born 17/9/1919
Deceased 21/10/1999
Member since 1973

Johann-Heinrich-Merck-Preis 1972
Acceptance Speech by Horst Krüger
Diploma

Beschreiben von Ansichten überall, in der Literatur wie jenseits ihrer, ist sein Ziel.

Jury members
Juryvorsitz: Präsident Karl Krolow
Vizepräsidenten Dolf Sternberger, Horst Rüdiger, Wolfgang Weyrauch, Beisitzer Horst Bienek, Walter Helmut Fritz, Rudolf Hagelstange, Carl Linfert, Hans Scholz, Gerhard Storz