The Board of Trustees of the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade has chosen the German professor of Literature and Cultural Studies Aleida Assmann and the German Egyptologist and scholar of Cultural Studies Jan Assmann to be the recipients of this year’s Peace Prize. The announcement was made today by Heinrich Riethmüller, Chairman of the German Publishers and Booksellers Association (Börsenverein), at the opening of the 2018 Berlin Book Days. The award ceremony will take place on the final day of the Frankfurt Book Fair, Sunday 14 October 2018, at the Church of St. Paul in Frankfurt am Main. The ceremony will be broadcast live on German public television. The Peace Prize has been awarded since 1950 and is endowed with a sum of €25,000.