Author Salman Rushdie has been awarded a prestigious German prize for his literary work and for his resolve and constructive perspective within the face of fixed hazard, the prize organisers stated Monday.
The Peace Prize of the German Ebook Commerce stated the British-American creator would obtain the award in Frankfurt on October 22.
“Rushdie’s writing combines narrative imaginative and prescient with fixed literary innovation, humour and knowledge,” the jury stated. “He describes the power with which violent regimes destroy complete societies, but in addition the indestructibility of the person’s spirit of resistance.”
Final August, Rushdie was stabbed repeatedly whereas on stage at a literary competition in New York State.
“Regardless of large bodily and psychological penalties that he’s nonetheless wrestling with, he continues to put in writing – in an imaginative and deeply human manner,” the German jury wrote. “We’re honouring Salman Rushdie for his resolve, his constructive perspective to life and for the truth that he enriches the world along with his pleasure in narrating,” the jury stated.
Iran’s Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini had condemned as blasphemous passages referring to the Prophet Muhammad in Rushdie’s 1988 novel ‘The Satanic Verses’. Khomeini issued a decree the next 12 months calling for Rushdie’s demise, forcing the creator into hiding, though he had been travelling freely for years earlier than final summer season’s stabbing.
The German prize, which is endowed with 25,000 euros ($27,350), has been awarded since 1950.