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

Hans-Horst Henschen

Translator
Born 21/9/1937

Johann-Heinrich-Voß-Preis 1997
Laudatory Address by Klaus Bartenschlager
Acceptance Speech by Hans-Horst Henschen
Diploma

... der durch seine Übertragungen anspruchsvoller Werke moderne französische Literatur, Philosophie und Geschichtsschreibung dem deutschen Publikum bis in die Feinheiten des Stils hinein erschlossen 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