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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 is endowed with 25,000.[1]

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

The committee for the prize currently includes the following members: Wolfgang Frühwald, Gottfried Honnefelder, Klaus-Dieter Lehmann, Jutta Limbach, Heinrich Riethmüller, Werner Spies, Uwe Timm, Christina Weiss and Karl-Peter Winters.


Recipients (laudators)

Ceremony in 2009

2000 – 2009

1990 – 1999

1980 – 1989

1970 – 1979

1960 – 1969

1950 – 1959


  1. ^ "Der Friedenspreis des Deutschen Buchhandels" (in German). Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels. Retrieved 2009-09-25. 

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