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

Peter Gan

Peter Gan

Writer and Translator
Born 4/2/1894
Deceased 6/3/1974
Member since 1950

Johann-Heinrich-Voß-Preis 1973
Laudatory Address by Rudolf Hagelstange
Diploma

Peter Gan (Richard Moering) für seine von hohem sprachlichem Kunstsinn geprägten Übertragungen französischer und englischer Poesie und Prosa...

Jury members
Kommission: Hans Bender, Hans Hennecke, Horst Rüdiger, Fritz Usinger

Mitglieder des Erweiterten Präsidiums