The publicist Carolin Emcke accepts her award at the ceremony of the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade in the Paul's church in Franfurt, Germany, 23 October 2016. In the background, Heinrich Riethmueller (L-R) head of the German Publishers & Booksellers Association, Emcke's partner Silvia Fehrmann, Federal President Joachim Gauck, his partner Daniela Schadt, laudator Seyla Benhabib, actress Natalia Woerner and Federal Minister of Justice Heiko Maas applaud.
The 49-year-old philosopher was honoured for her contribution towards a contructive dialogue in society. The renowned prize has been given out since 1950 and includes a sum of 25,000 Euros. Photo: Arne Dedert/dpa (RECROP)