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

Karl Heinz Bohrer

Karl Heinz Bohrer

Literary scholar and Journalist
Born 26/9/1932
Member since 2011

Johann-Heinrich-Merck-Preis 1978
Laudatory Address by Jörg Drews
Acceptance Speech by Karl Heinz Bohrer
Diploma

Karl Heinz Bohrer, der als Essayist und Kritiker seine Umwelt, die Literatur und die schönen Künste mit sinnlichem Intellekt wahrnimmt...

Jury members
Juryvorsitz: Präsident Peter de Mendelssohn
Vizepräsidenten Karl Krolow, Horst Rüdiger, Dolf Sternberger, Beisitzer Gerhard Storz, Bernhard Zeller, Eva Zeller