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

Gustav Just

Gustav Just

Journalist and Politician
Born 16/6/1921
Deceased 23/2/2011

Johann-Heinrich-Voß-Preis 1998
Laudatory Address by Karl-Heinz Jähn
Acceptance Speech by Gustav Just
Diploma

... dessen hohe übersetzerische Kunst sich treffsicher und stilistisch beweglich in den unterschiedlichsten literarischen Gattungen bewährt hat...

Jury members
Kommission: Joachim Kalka, Friedhelm Kemp, Werner von Koppenfels, Roswitha Matwin-Buschmann, Lea Ritter-Santini, Michael Walter, Hans Wollschläger

Mitglieder des Erweiterten Präsidiums