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 von Matt

Peter von Matt

Literary scholar
Born 20/5/1937
Member since 1992

Johann-Heinrich-Merck-Preis 1991
Laudatory Address by Iso Camartin
Acceptance Speech by Peter von Matt
Diploma

Der Kritik wird so die Würde der Philologie und dieser die Eleganz der geschliffenen Rede zurückgegeben.

Jury members
Juryvorsitz: Präsident Herbert Heckmann
Vizepräsidenten Günter de Bruyn, Hartmut von Hentig, Ivan Nagel, Beisitzer Walter Helmut Fritz, Oskar Pastior, Lea Ritter-Santini, Peter Wapnewski, Hans Wollschläger