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Sun 13 Oct 2013

Svetlana Alexievich receives German Peace Prize

  • By Jurriaan Bendien and 1 other
  • Laast Update: 99 weeks ago
  • Frankfurt am Main, Hesse, Germany

Liao Yiwu received the prize in 2012

Wikipedia - Elke Wetzig

2013 Peace Prize is awarded to Svetlana Alexievich, a Ukrainian-born Belarusian author.

According to the German Publishers and Booksellers Association, Alexievich "has consistently and effectively traced the lives and experiences of her fellow citizens in Belarus, Russia and the Ukraine by articulating their passions and sorrows in a humble and generous manner."

The Peace Prize of the German Book Trade consists of a sum of €25,000 and has been awarded since 1950 to outstanding humanist intellectuals.

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