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

Simon Werle

Simon Werle

Writer and Translator
Born 13/6/1957

Johann-Heinrich-Voß-Preis 1992
Laudatory Address by Karlheinz Braun
Acceptance Speech by Simon Werle
Diploma

... für seine Übertragung Racinischer Theaterstücke, die seit Lessing im deutschen Sprachraum für nahezu unübersetzbar und deswegen für unaufführbar galten.

Jury members
Kommission: Hanno Helbling, Friedhelm Kemp, Lea Ritter-Santini, Michael Walter, Hans Wollschläger

Mitglieder des Erweiterten Präsidiums