The Board of Trustees of the Peace Prize of the German Publishers and Booksellers Association has chosen Belarusian author Svetlana Alexievitch to be the recipient of this yearís Peace Prize. The announce-ment was made by Prof. Dr. Gottfried Honnefelder, Chairman of the German Publishers and Booksellers Association, at the start of the 2013 Buchtage Berlin (Berlin Book Days). The award ceremony will take place during the Frankfurt Book Fair on Sunday, October 13, 2013, in the Church of St. Paul in Frankfurt, Germany. The ceremony will also be broadcast live on the German public TV channel ZDF. The Peace Prize has been awarded since 1950 and is endowed with a sum of Ä25,000.