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

Iso Camartin

Iso Camartin

Publicist
Born 24/3/1944
Member since 1988

Johann-Heinrich-Merck-Preis 1998
Laudatory Address by Libgart Schwarz
Acceptance Speech by Iso Camartin
Diploma

... der den Leser dank seiner Fähigkeit zur Analyse, dank der Eleganz seiner Sprache hellhörig macht für Zusammenhänge, welche das Fremde wie etwas Vertrautes zur Anschauung bringen.

Jury members
Juryvorsitz: Präsident Christian Meier
Vizepräsidenten Elisabeth Borchers, Peter Hamm, Norbert Miller, Beisitzer Giuseppe Bevilacqua, Kurt Flasch, Adolf Muschg, Erica Pedretti, Klaus Reichert