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

Peter Rühmkorf

Peter Rühmkorf

Writer and Critic
Born 25/10/1929
Deceased 8/6/2008
Member since 1977
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Johann-Heinrich-Merck-Preis 1976
Laudatory Address by Albert von Schirnding
Acceptance Speech by Peter Rühmkorf
Diploma

Dieser Autor hat jede Zeile, auch jede Gedichtzeile, ›im Vollbesitz seiner Zweifel‹ geschrieben...

Jury members
Präsident: Präsident Peter de Mendelssohn
Vizepräsidenten Karl Krolow, Horst Rüdiger, Dolf Sternberger, Beisitzer Horst Bienek, Walter Helmut Fritz, Rudolf Hagelstange, Geno Hartlaub, Wolfgang Weyrauch, Beisitzer Gerhard Storz