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.

Voss Prize 2016

The German Academy for Language and Literature is awarding the Johann-Heinrich-Voß-Preis 2016 (prize for translation) to Anne Weber for her translations from French.
The prize carries a cash award of 15000 €.

The Voß prize will be presented during the Academy’s spring conference in Koethen (21.–23.4.2016).

Awardees

Burkhart Kroeber

Burkhart Kroeber

Translator and Writer
Born 3/7/1940

Johann-Heinrich-Voß-Preis 2001
Laudatory Address by Werner von Koppenfels
Acceptance Speech by Burkhart Kroeber
Diploma

... der durch sein Werk wie durch öffentliches Eintreten für den eigenen Berufsstand dem Übersetzer als Mittler zwischen den Kulturen zu neuem Ansehen verholfen hat.

Jury members
Kommission: Heinrich Detering, Joachim Kalka, Friedhelm Kemp, Werner von Koppenfels, Ilma Rakusa, Lea Ritter-Santini, Michael Walter

Mitglieder des Erweiterten Präsidiums