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

Werner Weber

Werner Weber

Journalist and Literary scholar
Born 13/11/1919
Deceased 1/12/2005
Member since 1961

Johann-Heinrich-Merck-Preis 1967
Acceptance Speech by Werner Weber
Diploma

... fördert seine Arbeit unsere Literatur dort, wo sie es am nötigsten hat.

Jury members
Juryvorsitz: Präsident Gerhard Storz
Vizepräsidenten Rudolf Hagelstange, Karl Krolow, Dolf Sternberger, Beisitzer Friedrich Bischoff, Richard Gerlach, Wilhelm Lehmann, Fritz Martini, Otto Rombach, Horst Rüdiger, W. E. Süskind