Salman Rushdie wins German Book Trade 2023 Peace Prize
The Peace Prize of the German Book Trade for 2023 has been awarded to British-American author Salman Rushdie.
An Overview of the News
Birth and Background: Salman Rushdie was born on June 19, 1947 in Bombay (now Mumbai), India.
The Satanic Verses: Rushdie achieved international recognition through his controversial 1988 novel, The Satanic Verses.
Inspiration and controversy: The novel attracted widespread attention and generated significant controversy in Muslim society for its portrayal inspired by the life of the Islamic prophet Muhammad.
Fatwa issued: Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini issues a fatwa against Salman Rushdie because of the publication of The Satanic Verses.
History of the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade
It was established in 1950 and the award recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the promotion of international understanding between nations and cultures through their literary works.
The prize is endowed with €25,000 ($27,300).
The award ceremony takes place in October during the Frankfurt Book Fair, one of the largest and most important book fairs in the world.
The purpose of the award is to encourage efforts to promote peace, dialogue and cooperation.
Past recipients of the award include Margaret Atwood, Orhan Pamuk, Susan Sontag, Amos Oz, and Vaclav Havel.
Last year, the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade was awarded to Ukrainian author Serhiy Zhadan.
List of famous books by Salman Rushdie:
The Satanic Verses
Shalimar The Clown
The Golden House
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