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

Walter Boehlich

Walter Boehlich

Literary critic and Publicist
Born 16/9/1921
Deceased 6/4/2006
Member since 1995

Johann-Heinrich-Merck-Preis 1990
Laudatory Address by Peter Wapnewski
Acceptance Speech by Walter Boehlich
Diploma

Walter Boehlich, für sein editorisches, übersetzendes, kritisches und essayistisches Werk...

Jury members
Juryvorsitz: Präsident Herbert Heckmann
Vizepräsidenten Walter Helmut Fritz, Hans-Martin Gauger, Hartmut von Hentig, Beisitzer Georg Hensel, Ivan Nagel, Lea Ritter-Santini, Guntram Vesper, Peter Wapnewski, Hans Wollschläger