2011 Dayton Literary Peace Prize

The Dayton Literary Peace Prize is “the first and only annual U.S. literary award recognizing the power of the written word to promote peace.”

Their goals are:

  • To promote peace by encouraging people to read, share, and appreciate literary works about peace,
  • To promote the recognition of literature as a force in achieving peace, and
  • To establish prizes to recognize writers and the role their books play in educating people about peace.

This years fiction finalists are:

The Surrendered
by Chang-ra Lee

How to Read the Air
by Dinaw Mengestu

Beneath the Lion’s Gaze
by Maaza Mengiste

The Gendarme
by Mark Mustian

by Teddy Wayne

And the nonfiction finalists:

Crossing Mandelbaum Gate: coming of age between the Arabs and Israelis 1956-1978
by Kai Bird

Little Princes: one man’s promise to bring home the lost children of Nepal
by Conor Grennan

For Us Surrender is Out of the Question (on order)
by Mac McClelland

Unbroken: a World War II story of survival, resilience and redemption
by Laura Hillenbrand

0 0 1 1In the Place of Justice : a story of punishment and deliverance
by Wilbert Rideau

Warmth of Other Suns: the epic story of America’s great migration
by Isabel Wilkerson

Source: http://www.thereader.ca/2008/08/2011-dayton-literary-peace-prize.html

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