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

Hans Hennecke

Literary critic and Translator
Born 30/3/1897
Deceased 21/1/1977
Member since 1952

Johann-Heinrich-Voß-Preis 1969
Acceptance Speech by Hans Hennecke
Diploma

Unserer großen Tradition folgend, begnügte er sich nicht mit dem Übersetzen anglo-amerikanischer Dichtung, sondern machte sich auch ihre kritischen Methoden zu eigen.

Jury members
Kommission: Rudolf Hagelstange, Karl Krolow, Horst Rüdiger, Walter Franz Schirmer, W. E. Süskind

Mitglieder des Erweiterten Präsidiums