Peace Prize of the German Book Trade

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Paulskirche in Frankfurt

The Peace Prize of the German Book Trade (German: Friedenspreis des Deutschen Buchhandels) is an international peace prize given yearly at the Frankfurt Book Fair in the Paulskirche in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. It has been awarded by the Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels since 1950 and the winner is remunerated with 25,000.[1]

Traditionally, the President of Germany and leading political, cultural and diplomatic persons attend the ceremony and ZDF TV covers the event.

Recipients (laudators)[edit]

Ceremony in 2009

2010 – 2019[edit]

2000 – 2009[edit]

1990 – 1999[edit]

1980 – 1989[edit]

1970 – 1979[edit]

1960 – 1969[edit]

1950 – 1959[edit]


  1. ^ "Der Friedenspreis des Deutschen Buchhandels" (in German). Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels. Retrieved 2009-09-25. 
  2. ^ msh/ipj (dpa, KNA) (20 June 2013). "Svetlana Alexievich of Belarus wins German literary prize". Deutsche Welle. Retrieved June 21, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Erinnerung, sprich!". Süddeutsche Zeitung (in German). 21 June 2012. 
  4. ^ "Algerischer Autor Sansal erhält Friedenspreis". Zeit Online (in German). 9 June 2011. Retrieved 9 June 2011.