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

Michael Maar

Michael Maar

Literary scholar and Writer
Born 17/7/1960
Member since 2002

Johann-Heinrich-Merck-Preis 1995
Laudatory Address by Hans Wollschläger
Acceptance Speech by Michael Maar
Diploma

Michael Maar, dem ernsten Kritiker und Essayisten, der in einer Epoche des immer mehr verkommenden öffentlichen Sprechens die Tradition der großen Darlegungssprache fortführt...

Jury members
Juryvorsitz: Präsident Herbert Heckmann
Vizepräsidenten Elisabeth Borchers, Norbert Miller, Ivan Nagel, Beisitzer Iso Camartin, Eckhard Heftrich, Hans Wollschläger