"Am Erker"

Die Preisträger with Prof. Drs. Bernhard Zeller

Jury citation for the 1998 prize


The jury of the "Calwer Hermann-Hesse-Förderpreis" for German-language literary periodicals awarded the 1998 prize to Am Erker, a literary magazine published in Münster, in acknowledgement of the exemplary manner in which the title has acted as a showcase for the works of young and as yet unknown German-language authors. Founded 20 years ago, Am Erker publishes its writers in a layout and design that is both compelling and well-matched to the magazine's contents. Original pieces and the title's extensive discussion section serve both to promote literary culture and to open up new forms and themes geared to the needs and interests of the magazine's readers.