Peace Prize 2019 / Sebastião Salgado

Award ceremony on 20 October 2019

Peace Prize 2018 / Aleida and Jan Assmann

Laudatory speech: Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht

Peace Prize 2017 / Margaret Atwood

Laudatory speech: Eva Menasse

Peace Prize 2016 / Carolin Emcke

Laudatory speech: Seyla Benhabib

Peace Prize 2015 / Navid Kermani

Laudatory speech: Norbert Miller

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Sebastião Salgado to receive 2019 Peace Prize of the German Book Trade

The Board of Trustees of the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade has chosen the Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado to be the recipient 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 2019 Berlin Book Days. The award ceremony will take place on the final day of the Frankfurt Book Fair, Sunday 20 October 2019, 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.