Johann-Heinrich-Voß-Preis

The »Johann-Heinrich-Voß-Preis für Übersetzung« (Prize for Translation) has been awarded by the German Academy for Language and Literature since 1958 for the »outstanding achievements in translation,« with a particular emphasis on the translation of literature into German.
The prize is awarded annually at the spring conference of the German Academy.
The Johann Heinrich Voß Prize has been endowed with €15,000 since 2002.

Awardees

Benno Geiger

Writer, Translator and Art historian
Born 21/2/1882
Deceased 26/7/1965

Johann-Heinrich-Voß-Preis 1959
Laudatory Address by Otto Heuschele
Acceptance Speech by Benno Geiger
Diploma

Benno Geiger, den unübertroffenen Meister dichterischer Übertragungen aus dem Italienischen.

Jury members
Die Mitglieder der Kommission und des Erweiterten Präsidiums