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

Lothar Baier

Lothar Baier

Writer, Literary critic and Translator
Born 16/5/1942
Deceased 11/7/2004

Johann-Heinrich-Merck-Preis 1989
Laudatory Address by Helmut Scheffel
Acceptance Speech by Lothar Baier
Diploma

Sein großes Thema ist unser Nachbarland Frankreich, dem er engagierte Arbeiten gewidmet hat.

Jury members
Juryvorsitz: Präsident Herbert Heckmann
Vizepräsidenten Walter Helmut Fritz, Hans-Martin Gauger, Hartmut von Hentig, Beisitzer Georg Hensel, Ivan Nagel, Lea Ritter-Santini, Guntram Vesper, Peter Wapnewski, Hans Wollschläger, Ehrenpräsident Dolf Sternberger