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

Willa Muir

Willa Muir

Writer and Translator
Born 13/3/1890
Deceased 22/5/1970

Johann-Heinrich-Voß-Preis 1959
Laudatory Address by Hans Hennecke
Acceptance Speech by Willa Muir
Diploma

Edwin und Willa Muir, deren Übertragungen deutscher Prosa in das Englische kongeniale Einfühlungskraft und Sprachsensibilität verraten...

Jury members
Die Mitglieder der Kommission und des Erweiterten Präsidiums