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.

Prize Winner 2021

Franz Schuh is awarded the »Johann-Heinrich-Merck-Preis für literarische Kritik und Essay« 2021. The prize giving ceremony will take place in Darmstadt on November, 6.

Awardees

Lothar Müller

Lothar Müller

Literary scholar and Journalist
Born 1954
Member since 2021

Johann-Heinrich-Merck-Preis 2008
Laudatory Address by Ingo Schulze
Acceptance Speech by Lothar Müller
Diploma

Lothar Müller, dessen Kritiken, Essays und Studien auf glückliche und heute selten gewordene Weise sinnliche Anschauung, elegante Prosa und theoretische Reflexion verbinden...

Jury members
Juryvorsitz: Präsident Klaus Reichert
Vizepräsidenten Peter Hamm, Uwe Pörksen, Ilma Rakusa, Beisitzer Friedrich Christian Delius, Harald Hartung, Joachim Kalka, Peter von Matt, Gustav Seibt, Werner Spies