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German Peace Prize 2023

German Peace Prize 2023:

Renowned author Salman Rushdie has been awarded the prestigious Peace Prize of the German Book Trade for his literary work and his unwavering spirit in the face of constant danger.

  • The prize organizers commended Rushdie’s narrative vision, literary innovation, humour, and wisdom.
  • Despite the physical and psychological consequences he has faced, including a stabbing incident in 2022, Rushdie continues to write imaginatively and with a deeply human approach.
  • The jury recognized his resolve, positive attitude, and the enriching impact he has on the world through his storytelling.
  • Since 1950, the Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels, the professional organisation of publishers and booksellers in the Federal Republic of Germany, has awarded the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade.
  • Every year since 1950, the Foundation Board of the Peace Prize has selected a personality who has made an important contribution to peace, humanity and understanding between peoples.