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

Volker Klotz

Volker Klotz

Literary scholar, Drama critic and Dramaturg
Born 20/12/1930

Johann-Heinrich-Merck-Preis 2002
Laudatory Address by Peter von Matt
Acceptance Speech by Volker Klotz
Diploma

... immer im Dienst einer Literatur, die von vielen Menschen erlebt, geliebt, gebraucht wird.

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