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The German Book Trade Association

Peace Prize of the German Book Trade

Peace Prize of the German Book Trade

The Peace Prize of the German Book Trade is an international peace prize . The award is presented annually at the Frankfurt Book Fair in the Paulskirche ( Frankfurt am Main ) to a personality “who has made an outstanding contribution to the realization of the idea of ​​peace, primarily through their work in the fields of literature, science and art.” The Peace Prize is awarded by the German Book Trade Association and comes with prize money of 25,000 euros. The honor at the Frankfurt Book Fair, the largest book fair in the world, is associated with international publicity. In 2023, the awards ceremony was held on October 22nd; The award went to the Indian-British writer Salman Rushdie . The Peace Prize goes back to the initiative of a few writers and publishers in 1949 and was first awarded in Hamburg in 1950 as the “Peace Prize of German Publishers”. In 1951 it became a price for the entire book trade by the German Book Trade Association. It was awarded posthumously for the first time in 1972. The award winners are determined by the Board of Trustees. Suggestions can come from anyone and must be sufficiently justified and documented.

SlName CountryFlagYearAwarded For
1Salman RushdieIndia2023Commitment to serving the international understanding between nations and cultures through knowledge and literature.
2Serhiy ShadanUkrine2022Commitment to serving the international understanding between nations and cultures through knowledge and literature.
3Tsitsi DangarembgaZimbabwe2021Commitment to serving the international understanding between nations and cultures through knowledge and literature.
4Amartya SenIndia2020Commitment to serving the international understanding between nations and cultures through knowledge and literature.
5Sebastiao SalgadoBrazil2019Commitment to serving the international understanding between nations and cultures through knowledge and literature.
6Aleida Assmann and Jan AssmannGermany2018Commitment to serving the international understanding between nations and cultures through knowledge and literature.
7Margaret AtwoodCanada2017Commitment to serving the international understanding between nations and cultures through knowledge and literature.
8Carolin EmckeGermany2016Commitment to serving the international understanding between nations and cultures through knowledge and literature.
9Navid KermaniGermany2015Commitment to serving the international understanding between nations and cultures through knowledge and literature.
10Jaron LanierUnited States2014Commitment to serving the international understanding between nations and cultures through knowledge and literature.
11Svetlana AlexievichBelarus2013Commitment to serving the international understanding between nations and cultures through knowledge and literature.
12Liao YiwuChina2012Commitment to serving the international understanding between nations and cultures through knowledge and literature.
13Boualem SansalAlgeria2011Commitment to serving the international understanding between nations and cultures through knowledge and literature.
14David GrossmanIsreal2010Commitment to serving the international understanding between nations and cultures through knowledge and literature.
15Claudio MagrisItaly2009Commitment to serving the international understanding between nations and cultures through knowledge and literature.
16Anselm KieferGermany2008Commitment to serving the international understanding between nations and cultures through knowledge and literature.
17Saul FriedländerIsreal2007Commitment to serving the international understanding between nations and cultures through knowledge and literature.
18Wolf LepeniesGermany2006Commitment to serving the international understanding between nations and cultures through knowledge and literature.
19Orhan PamukTurkey2005Commitment to serving the international understanding between nations and cultures through knowledge and literature.
20Péter EsterházyHungary2004Commitment to serving the international understanding between nations and cultures through knowledge and literature.
21Susan SontagUnited States2003Commitment to serving the international understanding between nations and cultures through knowledge and literature.
22Chinua AchebeNigeria2002Commitment to serving the international understanding between nations and cultures through knowledge and literature.
23Jürgen HabermasGermany2001Commitment to serving the international understanding between nations and cultures through knowledge and literature.
24Assia DjebarAlgeria2000Commitment to serving the international understanding between nations and cultures through knowledge and literature.
25Fritz SternUnited States1999Commitment to serving the international understanding between nations and cultures through knowledge and literature.
26Martin WalserGermany1998Commitment to serving the international understanding between nations and cultures through knowledge and literature.
27Yasar KemalTurkey1997Commitment to serving the international understanding between nations and cultures through knowledge and literature.
28Mario Vargas LlosaDominica1996Commitment to serving the international understanding between nations and cultures through knowledge and literature.
29Annemarie SchimmelGermany1995Commitment to serving the international understanding between nations and cultures through knowledge and literature.
30Jorge SemprúnSpain1994Commitment to serving the international understanding between nations and cultures through knowledge and literature.
31Friedrich SchorlemmerGermany1993Commitment to serving the international understanding between nations and cultures through knowledge and literature.
32Amos OzIsreal1992Commitment to serving the international understanding between nations and cultures through knowledge and literature.
33György KonrádHungary1991Commitment to serving the international understanding between nations and cultures through knowledge and literature.
34Karl DedeciusGermany1990Commitment to serving the international understanding between nations and cultures through knowledge and literature.
35Václav HavelCzech 1989Commitment to serving the international understanding between nations and cultures through knowledge and literature.
36Siegfried LenzGermany1988Commitment to serving the international understanding between nations and cultures through knowledge and literature.
37Hans JonasGermany1987Commitment to serving the international understanding between nations and cultures through knowledge and literature.
38Wladyslaw BartoszewskiPoland1986Commitment to serving the international understanding between nations and cultures through knowledge and literature.
39Teddy KollekIsreal1985Commitment to serving the international understanding between nations and cultures through knowledge and literature.
40Octavio PazMexico1984Commitment to serving the international understanding between nations and cultures through knowledge and literature.
41Manès SperberAustralia1983Commitment to serving the international understanding between nations and cultures through knowledge and literature.
42George F. KennanUnited States1982Commitment to serving the international understanding between nations and cultures through knowledge and literature.
43Lew KopelewGermany1981Commitment to serving the international understanding between nations and cultures through knowledge and literature.
44Ernesto CardenalNicaragua1980Commitment to serving the international understanding between nations and cultures through knowledge and literature.
45Yehudi MenuhinUnited States1979Commitment to serving the international understanding between nations and cultures through knowledge and literature.
46Astrid LindgrenSweden1978Commitment to serving the international understanding between nations and cultures through knowledge and literature.
47Leszek KolakowskiPoland1977Commitment to serving the international understanding between nations and cultures through knowledge and literature.
48Max FrischSwitzerland1976Commitment to serving the international understanding between nations and cultures through knowledge and literature.
49Alfred GrosserGermany1975Commitment to serving the international understanding between nations and cultures through knowledge and literature.
50Frère RogerSwitzerland1974Commitment to serving the international understanding between nations and cultures through knowledge and literature.
51Club of RomeItaly1973Commitment to serving the international understanding between nations and cultures through knowledge and literature.
52Janusz KorczakPoland1972Commitment to serving the international understanding between nations and cultures through knowledge and literature.
53Marion Gräfin DönhoffGermany1971Commitment to serving the international understanding between nations and cultures through knowledge and literature.
54Alva und Gunnar MyrdalGermany1970Commitment to serving the international understanding between nations and cultures through knowledge and literature.
55Alexander MitscherlichGermany1969Commitment to serving the international understanding between nations and cultures through knowledge and literature.
56Léopold Sédar SenghorFrance1968Commitment to serving the international understanding between nations and cultures through knowledge and literature.
57Ernst BlochGermany1967Commitment to serving the international understanding between nations and cultures through knowledge and literature.
58Kardinal Augustin BeaGermany1966Commitment to serving the international understanding between nations and cultures through knowledge and literature.
59Willem Vissert 't HooftNetherlands1966Commitment to serving the international understanding between nations and cultures through knowledge and literature.
60Nelly SachsGermany1965Commitment to serving the international understanding between nations and cultures through knowledge and literature.
61Gabriel MarcelFrance1964Commitment to serving the international understanding between nations and cultures through knowledge and literature.
62Carl Friedrich von WeizsäckerGermany1963Commitment to serving the international understanding between nations and cultures through knowledge and literature.
63Paul TillichUnited States1962Commitment to serving the international understanding between nations and cultures through knowledge and literature.
64Sarvepalli RadhakrishnanIndia1961Commitment to serving the international understanding between nations and cultures through knowledge and literature.
65Victor GollanczUnited Kingdom1960Commitment to serving the international understanding between nations and cultures through knowledge and literature.
66Theodor HeussGermany1959Commitment to serving the international understanding between nations and cultures through knowledge and literature.
67Karl JaspersGermany1958Commitment to serving the international understanding between nations and cultures through knowledge and literature.
68Thornton WilderUnited States1957Commitment to serving the international understanding between nations and cultures through knowledge and literature.
69Reinhold SchneiderGermany1956Commitment to serving the international understanding between nations and cultures through knowledge and literature.
70Hermann HesseGermany1955Commitment to serving the international understanding between nations and cultures through knowledge and literature.
71Carl Jacob BurckhardtSwitzerland1954Commitment to serving the international understanding between nations and cultures through knowledge and literature.
72Martin BuberAustralia1953Commitment to serving the international understanding between nations and cultures through knowledge and literature.
73Romano GuardiniGermany1952Commitment to serving the international understanding between nations and cultures through knowledge and literature.
74Albert SchweitzerFrance1951Commitment to serving the international understanding between nations and cultures through knowledge and literature.
75Max TauGermany1950Commitment to serving the international understanding between nations and cultures through knowledge and literature.

Peace Prize of the German Book Trade Laureates (2021 ~ 2030)

Salman Rushdie

Peace Prize of the German Book Trade 2023

Serhiy Shadan

Peace Prize of the German Book Trade 2022

Tsitsi Dangarembga

Peace Prize of the German Book Trade 2021

Peace Prize of the German Book Trade Laureates (2011 ~ 2020)

Amartya Sen

Peace Prize of the German Book Trade 2020

Sebastiao Salgado

Peace Prize of the German Book Trade 2019

Aleida Assmann and Jan Assmann

Peace Prize of the German Book Trade 2018

Margaret Atwood

Peace Prize of the German Book Trade 2017

Carolin Emcke

Peace Prize of the German Book Trade 2016

Navid Kermani

Peace Prize of the German Book Trade 2015

Jaron Lanier

Peace Prize of the German Book Trade 2014

Svetlana Alexievich

Peace Prize of the German Book Trade 2013

Liao Yiwu

Peace Prize of the German Book Trade 2012

Boualem Sansal

Peace Prize of the German Book Trade 2011

Peace Prize of the German Book Trade Laureates (2001 ~ 2010)

David Grossman

Peace Prize of the German Book Trade 2010

Claudio Magris

Peace Prize of the German Book Trade 2009

Anselm Kiefer

Peace Prize of the German Book Trade 2008

Saul Friedlander

Peace Prize of the German Book Trade 2007

Wolf Lepenies

Peace Prize of the German Book Trade 2006

Orhan Pamuk

Peace Prize of the German Book Trade 2005

Peter Esterhazy

Peace Prize of the German Book Trade 2004

Susan Sontag

Peace Prize of the German Book Trade 2003

Chinua Achebe

Peace Prize of the German Book Trade 2002

Jürgen Habermas

Peace Prize of the German Book Trade 2001

Peace Prize of the German Book Trade Laureates (1991 ~ 2000)

Assia Djebar

Peace Prize of the German Book Trade 2000

Fritz Stern

Peace Prize of the German Book Trade 1999

Martin Walser

Peace Prize of the German Book Trade 1998

Yasar Kemal

Peace Prize of the German Book Trade 1997

Mario Vargas Llosa

Peace Prize of the German Book Trade 1996

Annemarie Schimmel

Peace Prize of the German Book Trade 1995

Jorge Semprun

Peace Prize of the German Book Trade 1994

Friedrich Schorlemmer

Peace Prize of the German Book Trade 1993

Amos Oz

Peace Prize of the German Book Trade 1992

György Konrad

Peace Prize of the German Book Trade 1991

Peace Prize of the German Book Trade Laureates (1981 ~ 1990)

Karl Dedecius

Peace Prize of the German Book Trade 1990

Vaclav Havel

Peace Prize of the German Book Trade 1989

Siegfried Lenz

Peace Prize of the German Book Trade 1988

Hans Jonas

Peace Prize of the German Book Trade 1987

Wladyslaw Bartoszewski

Peace Prize of the German Book Trade 1986

Theodor "Teddy" Kollek

Peace Prize of the German Book Trade 1985

Octavio Paz

Peace Prize of the German Book Trade 1984

Manès Sperber

Peace Prize of the German Book Trade 1983

George F Kennan

Peace Prize of the German Book Trade 1982

Lev Kopelev

Peace Prize of the German Book Trade 1981

Peace Prize of the German Book Trade Laureates (1971 ~ 1980)

Ernesto Cardinal

Peace Prize of the German Book Trade 1980

Yehudi Menuhin

Peace Prize of the German Book Trade 1979

Astrid Lindgren

Peace Prize of the German Book Trade 1978

Leszek Kolakowski

Peace Prize of the German Book Trade 1977

Max Frisch

Peace Prize of the German Book Trade 1976

Alfred Grosser

Peace Prize of the German Book Trade 1975

Frère Roger

Peace Prize of the German Book Trade 1974

Club of Rome

Peace Prize of the German Book Trade 1973

Janusz Korczak

Peace Prize of the German Book Trade 1972

Marion Countess Dönhoff

Peace Prize of the German Book Trade 1971

Peace Prize of the German Book Trade Laureates (1961 ~ 1970)

Alva Myrdal and Gunnar Myrdal

Peace Prize of the German Book Trade 1970

Alexander Mitscherlich

Peace Prize of the German Book Trade 1969

Leopold Sedar Senghor

Peace Prize of the German Book Trade 1968

Ernst Bloch

Peace Prize of the German Book Trade 1967

Augustin Bea

Peace Prize of the German Book Trade 1966

Willem Adolf Visser 't Hooft

Peace Prize of the German Book Trade 1966

Nelly Sachs

Peace Prize of the German Book Trade 1965

Gabriel Marcel

Peace Prize of the German Book Trade 1964

Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker

Peace Prize of the German Book Trade 1963

Paul Tillich

Peace Prize of the German Book Trade 1962

Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

Peace Prize of the German Book Trade 1961

Peace Prize of the German Book Trade Laureates (1950 ~ 1960)

Victor Gollancz

Peace Prize of the German Book Trade 1960

Theodore Heuss

Peace Prize of the German Book Trade 1959

Karl Jaspers

Peace Prize of the German Book Trade 1958

Thornton Wilder

Peace Prize of the German Book Trade 1957

Reinhold Schneider

Peace Prize of the German Book Trade 1956

Hermann Hesse

Peace Prize of the German Book Trade 1955

Carl Jacob Burckhardt

Peace Prize of the German Book Trade 1954

Martin Buber

Peace Prize of the German Book Trade 1953

Romano Guardini

Peace Prize of the German Book Trade 1952

Albert Schweitzer

Peace Prize of the German Book Trade 1951

Max Tau

Peace Prize of the German Book Trade 1950