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

Traugott König

Translator
Born 1934
Deceased 9/7/1991

Johann-Heinrich-Voß-Preis 1988
Laudatory Address by Helmut Scheffel
Acceptance Speech by Traugott König
Diploma

Traugott König, der mit seinen kongenialen Übersetzungen bedeutende Werke der modernen französischen Literatur dem deutschen Publikum zugänglich machte.

Jury members
Kommission: Hanno Helbling, Friedhelm Kemp, Lea Ritter-Santini, Marian Szyrocki, Elmar Tophoven, Hans Wollschläger

Mitglieder des Erweiterten Präsidiums