2019 – David Cornwell / John le Carré


The 2019 Olof Palme Prize goes to David John Moore Cornwell, also known by the pen name John le Carré,

for his engaging and humanistic opinion making in literary form regarding the freedom of the individual and the fundamental issues of mankind.

Attracting world-wide attention, he is constantly urging us to discuss the cynical power games of the major powers, the greed of global corporations, the irresponsible play of corrupt politicians with our health and welfare, the growing spread of international crime, the tension in the Middle East, and the alarming rise of fascism and xenophobia in Europe and the United States of America.

In the spirit of Olof Palme, David Cornwell thus gives an extraordinary contribution to the necessary fight for freedom, democracy and social justice.
The Olof Palme Prize 2019 till David Cornwell / John le Carré

The Award Ceremony at Stockholm Concert Hall, January 30, 2020

Inaugural speech by Pierre Schori

Speech to David Cornwell by Joakim Palme

Speech by David Cornwell / John le Carré.

Speech by David Cornwell – Translations
To Swedish Per Svensson
To Spanish El Cultural
To German Peter Torberg
To Hebrew Daphna Levy, www.alaxon.co.il
To Danish Claus Bech

The Olof Palme Prize 2019

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