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 Höllerer

Walter Höllerer

Writer and Literary scholar
Born 19/12/1922
Deceased 20/5/2003
Member since 1959

Johann-Heinrich-Merck-Preis 1975
Laudatory Address by Ludwig Harig
Acceptance Speech by Walter Höllerer
Diploma

... für seine literarischen Aktivitäten, die er von Berlin aus als Anreger, Vermittler, Herausgeber und Lehrer unermüdlich und originell entwickelt hat.

Jury members
Juryvorsitz: Präsident Peter de Mendelssohn
Vizepräsidenten Karl Krolow, Horst Rüdiger, Dolf Sternberger, Beisitzer Horst Bienek, Walter Helmut Fritz, Rudolf Hagelstange, Geno Hartlaub, Gerhard Storz, Wolfgang Weyrauch