Islamabad : A prestigious German literary award has been stripped off from British-Pakistani author Kamila Shamsie. The award was stripped from her on account of her anti-Israel attitude on Thursday.
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Earlier this month, the German city of Dortmund announced her as the winner of the Nelly Sachs Prize. The award to be awarded to her in honour of her literary work, is named after a Jewish poet.
The award which is decided by a eight-member jury decided to cancel its original vote from September 6. As reported Geo News, the jury further decided not to nominate another winner for 2019.
As per the statement made by the jury on Wednesday: “Despite prior research, the members of the jury were not aware that the author has been participating in the boycott measures against the Israeli government for its Palestinian policies since 2014.” The author showed her discontent over the fact that a jury should bow to external pressure.