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.

Awardees

Jakob Hegner

Jakob Hegner

Publicist and Translator
Born 25/2/1882
Deceased 24/9/1962

Johann-Heinrich-Voß-Preis 1961
Laudatory Address by Rudolf Hagelstange
Acceptance Speech by Jakob Hegner
Diploma

... einer jener wenigen Übersetzer, bei denen Beruf und Berufung einander durchdringen.

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

Mitglieder des Erweiterten Präsidiums