Prof. Drs. Bernhard Zeller presenting the award.

Jury citation for the 1994 prize


In 1994, the Hermann-Hesse-Preis for literary periodicals was awarded to the magazine Schreibheft in recognition of the editors' ongoing dedication to a progressive aesthetic that gives prominence to literature's own inherent momentum, stripping monolinear translatability of its superficial reality. In recent years, discoveries made in foreign-language literatures have been a frequent source of inspiration for literary discussion in the German-speaking countries, and today these provide the impetus for attempts to confront intra-German perceptions with experiences from outside the country, thus exposing the multilayered meanings of all literary endeavours.