International Jerusalem Prize History Information and Award Winners
About the International Jerusalem Prize, history and information of the award, list of previous recipients.
The International Jerusalem Prize
Who: Established by the Municipality of Jerusalem, Israel, and the Jerusalem International Book Fair, in 1963.
What: Given to the author who, in his works, has made outstanding contributions to the concept of freedom of the individual in society.
When: Every 2 years, usually in April.
Where: Headquarters: The Jerusalem International Book Fair, P. O. Box 1508, Jerusalem, Israel.
Prize: $2,000. The winner is invited to accept the prize in Jerusalem, and to give a speech of acceptance at the opening of the Book Fair at Binyanei Haooma.
Eligible: Any author, without bar as to race, color, or creed.
Judges: A committee of 3 judges, all distinguished Israeli men of letters, nominated to serve by the mayor of Jerusalem, currently Teddy Kollek. A different committee is nominated for each new biennial award.
1963 Bertrand Russell, England. Author, philosopher.
1965 Max Frisch, Germany. Novelist.
1967 Andre Schwarz-Bart, France. Novelist.
1969 Ignazio Silone, Italy. Novelist.
1971 Jorge Luis Borges, Argentina. Novelist.
1973 Eugene Ionesco, France. Playwright.
1975 Simone de Beauvoir, France. Author.
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