Dayton Literary Peace Prize

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The Dayton Literary Peace Prize is an annual United States literary award "recognizing the power of the written word to promote peace" that was first awarded in 2006.[1] Awards are given for adult fiction and non-fiction books published at some point within the immediate past year that have led readers to a better understanding of other peoples, cultures, religions, and political views, with the winner in each category receiving a cash prize of $10,000.[1] The award is an offshoot of the Dayton Peace Prize, which grew out of the 1995 peace accords ending the Bosnian War.[2] In 2011, the former "Lifetime Achievement Award" was renamed the Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award with a $10,000 honorarium.

In 2008, Martin Luther King, Jr. biographer Taylor Branch joined Studs Terkel and Elie Wiesel as a recipient of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize's Lifetime Achievement Award,[3] which was presented to him by special guest Edwin C. Moses.[4] The 2008 ceremony was held in Dayton, Ohio, on September 28, 2008.[3] Nick Clooney, who hosted the ceremony in 2007,[5] again served as the evening's host in 2008[6] and 2009.[7]

The 2009 ceremony was held in Dayton, Ohio, on November 8, 2009,[7] at which married authors and journalists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn received the Dayton Literary Peace Prize's 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award.[8]

Recipients[edit]

2016 [9]

  • Fiction winner: Viet Thanh Nguyen, The Sympathizer
  • Fiction runner-up: James Hannaham, Delicious Foods
  • Non-Fiction winner: Susan Southard, Nagasaki: Life After Nuclear War
  • Non-Fiction runner-up: Kennedy Odede and Jessica Posner, Find Me Unafraid: Love, Loss, and Hope in an African Slum
  • Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award: Marilynne Robinson[10]

2015 [11]

  • Fiction winner: Josh Weil, The Great Glass Sea
  • Fiction runner-up: Anthony Doerr, All the Light We Cannot See
  • Non-Fiction winner: Bryan Stevenson, Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption
  • Non-Fiction runner-up: Jeff Hobbs, The Short And Tragic Life of Robert Peace: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League
  • Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award: Gloria Steinem

2014 [12]

2013 [14]

2012 [16]

2011[18]

2010[19]

2009[20]

2008[21]

2007[23]

2006[29]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Dayton Literary Peace Prize - About the Award
  2. ^ Studs Terkel to receive first Dayton literary prize
  3. ^ a b King biographer latest Literary Peace Prize honoree
  4. ^ Dayton Literary Peace Prize - Edwin C. Moses
  5. ^ Dayton Literary Peace Prize - 2007 Ceremony
  6. ^ Dayton Literary Peace Prize - Press Release Announcing 2008 Winners
  7. ^ a b Dayton Literary Peace Prize - An International Award
  8. ^ a b Dayton Literary Peace Prize - Press Release Announcing 2009 Finalists
  9. ^ "2016 winners". Dayton Peace Prize. October 11, 2015. Retrieved November 21, 2016. 
  10. ^ Dayton Literary Peace Prize to Honor Marilynne Robinson with Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award
  11. ^ "2015 winners". Dayton Peace Prize. September 30, 2015. Retrieved August 24, 2016. 
  12. ^ "2014 winners". Dayton Peace Prize. September 24, 2014. Retrieved October 3, 2014. 
  13. ^ Lisa Cornwell (August 17, 2014). "http://www.twincities.com/localnews/ci_26353256/writer-louise-erdrich-wins-ohio-peace-prize". TwinCities.com. Associated Press. Retrieved August 18, 2014.  External link in |title= (help)
  14. ^ Meredith Moss (September 24, 2013). "2013 Dayton Literary Peace Prize winners announced". Dayton Daily News. Retrieved September 26, 2013. 
  15. ^ "Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award 2013". Dayton Literary Peace Prize. Retrieved August 13, 2013. 
  16. ^ Julie Bosman (September 30, 2012). "Winners Named for Dayton Literary Peace Prize". New York Times. Retrieved September 30, 3012.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  17. ^ "Vietnam veteran, author Tim O'Brien wins Dayton Literary Peace Prize award". Washington Post. August 1, 2012. 
  18. ^ Dayton Literary Prize, By JULIE BOSMAN, New York Times, Sept 25, 2011.
  19. ^ Dayton Literary Peace Prize - Press Release Announcing 2010 Winners
  20. ^ Dayton Literary Peace Prize - Press Release Announcing 2009 Winners
  21. ^ Dayton Literary Peace Prize winners announced
  22. ^ Dayton Literary Peace Prize - Taylor Branch, 2008 Lifetime Achievement Award
  23. ^ Dayton Literary Peace Prize - 2007 Award Winners
  24. ^ Dayton Literary Peace Prize - Brad Kessler, 2007 Fiction Winner
  25. ^ Dayton Literary Peace Prize - Lisa Fugard, 2007 Fiction Runner-Up
  26. ^ Dayton Literary Peace Prize - Mark Kurlansky, 2007 Nonfiction Winner
  27. ^ Dayton Literary Peace Prize - Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin, 2007 Nonfiction Runners-Up
  28. ^ Dayton Literary Peace Prize - Elie Wiesel, 2007 Lifetime Achievement Award
  29. ^ Dayton Literary Peace Prize - 2006 Award Winners
  30. ^ Dayton Literary Peace Prize - Francine Prose, 2006 Fiction Winner
  31. ^ Dayton Literary Peace Prize - Kevin Haworth, 2006 Fiction Runner-Up
  32. ^ Dayton Literary Peace Prize - Stephen Walker, 2006 Nonfiction Winner
  33. ^ Dayton Literary Peace Prize - Adam Hochschild, 2006 Nonfiction Runner-Up
  34. ^ Dayton Literary Peace Prize - Studs Terkel, 2006 Lifetime Achievement Award

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