German peace prize 2023
The Peace Prize of the German Book Trade for 2023 has been awarded to British-American author Salman Rushdie, “for his indomitable spirit, for his affirmation of life and for enriching our world with his love of storytelling,”. Rushdie was born on June 19, 1947, in Bombay (now Mumbai), Ahmed Salman Rushdie’s name is best known worldwide for his 1988 novel The Satanic Verses, which caused widespread uproar in the Muslim world for its story inspired by the life of Islamic Prophet Muhammad. It also prompted Iranian religious leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini to declare a fatwa against the author.
List of Famous Salman Rushdie Book
- Midnight’s Children
- Satanic Verses
- Haroun and the Sea of Stories
- Moor’s Last Sigh book by Salman Rushdie
- Ground Beneath Her Feet
- Shalimar the Clown
- Enchantress of Florence
- Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights
- Golden House
- Quichotte book
- Victory City
About the prestigious awards
The Peace Prize of the German Book Trade, endowed with €25,000 ($27,300), will be handed out in a ceremony in October during the Frankfurt Book Fair. The prize, created in 1950, recognizes a personality committed to serving international understanding between nations and cultures through their work. Last year, the award went to Ukrainian author Serhiy Zhadan. Previous recipients include, among others, Margaret Atwood, Orhan Pamuk, Susan Sontag, Amos Oz, Vaclav Havel .