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

Silvia Bovenschen

Silvia Bovenschen

Writer and Literary scholar
Born 5/3/1946
Member since 2013

Johann-Heinrich-Merck-Preis 2000
Laudatory Address by Klaus Reichert
Acceptance Speech by Silvia Bovenschen
Diploma

... deren sprachmächtige Essays in der Tradition Lichtenbergs, Simmels und Adornos von den Rändern her ins Zentrum von Politik, Gesellschaft und Kultur vorstoßen.

Jury members
Juryvorsitz: Präsident Christian Meier
Vizepräsidenten Peter Hamm, Ilma Rakusa, Klaus Reichert, Beisitzer Harald Hartung, Peter von Matt, Uwe Pörksen, Lea Ritter-Santini