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 Ruppel

Karl Heinz Ruppel

Drama critic and Music critic
Born 5/9/1900
Deceased 8/9/1980

Johann-Heinrich-Merck-Preis 1966
Acceptance Speech by Karl Heinz Ruppel
Diploma

... für ein Lebenswerk, das von scharfsichtigem Kunstverstand bestimmt wird...

Jury members
Juryvorsitz: Präsident Gerhard Storz
Vizepräsidenten Rudolf Hagelstange, Karl Krolow, Dolf Sternberger, Beisitzer Friedrich Bischoff, Richard Gerlach, Wilhelm Lehmann, Fritz Martini, Otto Rombach, Horst Rüdiger, W. E. Süskind