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The Peace Prize of the German Book Trade 2015: The German Publishers and Booksellers Association searches candidates

The German Publishers and Booksellers Association calls to nominate candidates for the Peace Prize, which will be awarded on October 18th 2015 in the Church of St. Paul (Paulskirche) in Frankfurt. Deadline: 1st of March.

Die Frankfurter Paulskirche in den 1950ern
© Boris Spahn/Friedenspreisarchiv

According to the statute of the Peace Prize, individuals are wanted “who have contributed to the ideals of peace, humanity and understanding among all peoples and nations of the world through their exceptional activities, especially in the fields of literature, science and art”.

The board of trustees welcomes nominations from the general public. An individual, however, cannot nominate himself. The foundation’s board of trustees resumes the discussions on this year’s awarding of the Peace Prize in April. The members of the independent jury, who chooses the (Prize) laureate, are: Stephan Detjen (Deutschlandradio, Berlin), Prof. Ulrich Khuon (Deutsches Theater, Berlin), Prof. Dr. Karl-Josef Kuschel (Eberhard-Karls-Universität, Tübingen), Felicitas von Lovenberg (Frankfurt), Prof. Dr. Karl Schlögel (Berlin), Janne Teller (New York), Matthias Ulmer (Eugen Ulmer Verlag, Stuttgart), Thomas Wrensch (Buchhandlung Graff, Braunschweig) and Heinrich Riethmüller (Osiandersche Buchhandlungen, Tübingen), Chairman of the bord of trustees as President of the German Publishers and Booksellers Association.

The foundation’s board of trustees accepts nominations until the 1st of March 2015; self-nominations are not allowed. Nominations require a comprehensive written explanatory statement including a description of accomplishments and publications justifying an individual’s candidature for the Peace Prize. Please address your nomination to

Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels
Geschäftsstelle Friedenspreis des Deutschen Buchhandels
z. Hd. Martin Schult
Schiffbauerdamm 5
10117 Berlin

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