Heinrich-Mann-Preis 2018 an
Author and journalist Christian Bommarius is awarded the Heinrich Mann Prize 2018. According to the statement of the jury, consisting of Steffen Martus, Gustav Seibt and Gisela von Wysocki: "Christian Bommarius' essayistic energy is aimed at the seductive power of simple diagnoses and seemingly basic solutions, as well as those aggressive polemics that threaten an argument. Backed by the cool eye of a savvy legal observer, his comments bring sobriety to hysterical debates while simultaneously objecting to a lack of compassion." Laudatory address: Heribert Prantl.