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

Martin Pollack

Martin Pollack

Journalist, Writer and Translator
Born 23/5/1944

Johann-Heinrich-Merck-Preis 2018
Laudatory Address by Karl Schlögel
Acceptance Speech by Martin Pollack
Diploma

...der seine Arbeit den vergessenen und verdrängten Ereignissen in der mitteleuropäischen Geschichte des 19. und 20. Jahrhunderts widmet...

Jury members
Juryvorsitz: Präsident Ernst Osterkamp
Vizepräsidenten Aris Fioretos, Wolfgang Klein, Monika Rinck, Beisitzer László Földényi, Michael Hagner, Elisabeth Edl, Dea Loher, Ilma Rakusa, Marisa Siguan