On June 20, 2020 The German Book Trade has chosen Indian Nobel prize winning economist and philosopher, Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen (86) for its prestigious Peace Prize 2020. He has been chosen for the prestigious prize for his pioneering work addressing issues of global justice, social inequality in education and healthcare.

He will be presented with the award by German Publishers’ and Booksellers’ Association, Borsenverein in a ceremony that will take place on 18 October 2020, in Paulskirche (Church in Frankfurt, Germany) & will be broadcast live on German public television.

About Amartya Sen

Amartya Sen Born on 3 November 1933 in Santiniketan (West Bengal), Amartya Sen, who teaches at Harvard University in the United States of America, has also been awarded the Nobel Prize in 1998 for Economics.

Peace Prize of the German Book Trade (Friedenspreis des Deutschen Buchhandels)

Peace Prize of the German Book Trade is an international peace prize awarded annually by the Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels. The German Book Trade is awarding the Peace Prize annually since 1950. The prize comes with a cash prize of €25,000 euros ($28,000) (Rs 2116534). Through Peace Prize, the German Book Trade aims to honor individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the realization of the idea of peace primarily through his activities in the fields of literature, science and art.

Amartya Sen wins Peace Prize of the German Book Trade Amartya Sen wins Peace Prize of the German Book Trade