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

Reinhard Baumgart

Reinhard Baumgart

Writer, Literary critic and Drama critic
Born 7/7/1929
Deceased 2/7/2003
Member since 1983

Johann-Heinrich-Merck-Preis 1987
Laudatory Address by Michael Krüger
Acceptance Speech by Reinhard Baumgart
Diploma

Seine Rezensionen und Essays erreichen eine Luzidität, die das Handwerk des Kritikers zur Kunst bringt.

Jury members
Juryvorsitz: Präsident Herbert Heckmann,
Vizepräsidenten Ludwig Harig, Hans-Martin Gauger, Helmut Heißenbüttel, Beisitzer Beda Allemann, Günter Busch, Hans Paeschke, Lea Ritter-Santini, Bernhard Zeller, Ernst Zinn, Ehrenpräsident Dolf Sternberger