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 2019

The German Academy for Language and Literature is awarding the Johann-Heinrich-Voß-Preis 2019 (prize for translation) to Kurt Steinmann for his translations from classical Greek and Latin.
The prize carries a cash award of 15000 €.

The Voß prize will be presented during the Academy’s spring conference in Biel/Bienne and Zurich (22.–25.5.2019).

Awardees

Elisabeth Schnack

Elisabeth Schnack

Translator and Writer
Born 23/12/1899
Deceased 14/5/1992

Johann-Heinrich-Voß-Preis 1985
Laudatory Address by Helmut Winter
Acceptance Speech by Elisabeth Schnack
Diploma

Lebendigkeit, Frische, Laune und eine Fähigkeit zu innerem Mitvollzug zeichnen ihre Übersetzungen aus.

Jury members
Kommission: Roger Bauer, Friedhelm Kemp, Hermann Lenz, Lea Ritter-Santini, Elmar Tophoven

Mitglieder des Erweiterten Präsidiums