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

Karl Dedecius

Karl Dedecius

Translator
Born 20/5/1921
Deceased 26/2/2016
Member since 1977

Johann-Heinrich-Voß-Preis 1967
Acceptance Speech by Karl Dedecius
Diploma

Sein Enthusiasmus hat die neuere polnische Literatur als Beitrag der europäischen für unser Bewußtsein wiederentdeckt.

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

Mitglieder des Erweiterten Präsidiums