This via The Washington Post. Unhappily the talk itself is not yet available either in French or even in German (not to mention English). You can however — if you have German — follow the whole ceremony, the various speeches & Sansal’s address (in French, though with overlaid German simul-translation) here. For those who have German, check out Sansal’s German translator Regina Keil-Sagawe’s excellent homage-essay in the Neue Zuricher Zeitung here.
German Peace prize honors Algerian writer Boualem Sansal‘s struggle for Democracy
BERLIN — Algerian writer Boualem Sansal has won the top award at the annual Frankfurt Book Fair for his struggle for democracy in his homeland.
Sansal accepted the €25,000 ($35,000) Peace Prize in Frankfurt on Sunday, saying it will encourage the region’s people who are trying to liberate themselves from “vicious and archaic dictatorships.”