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    2017 Award Winners

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Colm Tóibín
Holbrooke Award Winner
for Lifetime Achievement

Colm Tóibín
 

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Fiction Winner

Patricia Engel
The Veins of the Ocean
(Grove Press)
 

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Nonfiction Winner

David Wood
What Have We Done
(Litte Brown and Company)
 

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Fiction Runner-up

Yaa Gyasi
Homegoing
(Alfred A. Knopf)
 

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Nonfiction Runner-up

Ben Rawlence
City of Thorns
(Picador)
 



2017 Finalist Judges

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Robin
Hemley

(Fiction)
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Gish
Jen

(Fiction)
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Alan
Taylor

(Nonfiction)
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Helen
Thorpe

(Nonfiction)

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Visit CORE Scholar See a complete bibliography and short history of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize on the website of CORE Scholar, an institutional repository sponsored by Wright State University Libraries. CORE Scholar collects and makes available the scholarly output of WSU faculty, staff, and students as well as local, regional, and WSU heritage material.


 
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Slideshow of the 2017 Awards Dinner


                                        Photos by Andy Snow (andysnow.com) ©2017.

The 2017 Awards Ceremony was held at 5:00 pm on Sunday, November 5th, 2017, at the Benjamin and Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center at One West Second Street in Dayton, Ohio. Gilbert King was the Master of Ceremonies.




Fly with the Doves Book Circle

Help spread peace through the written word by joining DLPP’s new Fly with the Doves Book Circle Membership Program.

By joining and supporting this program you will help DLPP share the winning and nominated books with schools and universities so educators can incorporate them into their curricula and into their libraries. The first recipient of books funded by membership contributions will be the National Library at Sarajevo’s City Hall in Bosnia.

For every $25 you contribute when you join, a book will be donated — plus, as a member you will be listed as one of our Doves in the virtual “Fly with the Doves Book Circle” on the DLPP website (coming soon) and in the event program.

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Notable Articles, Videos, and Events

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Spirit of ’64: Miami University and the Enduring Legacy of Freedom Summer

On Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, Miami University will host an event that reflects on how Freedom Summer became the catalyst for progress and change in the United States. Alumni Wil Haygood ’76 and Jeff Pegues ’92 will share their thoughts on race in America; attendees will receive copies of their most recent books. Learn more.
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Community Conversations - The Sympathizer

On October 2, 2017, Wright State University Professor Andrew Strombeck and Dayton City Commissioner Matt Joseph spoke with Author Viet Thanh Nguyen about his novel The Sympathizer. This is part of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize Community Conversations Series. Watch the video.
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DLPP 2016 Winner Viet Thanh Nguyen Recognized as MacArthur Fellow

Viet Thanh Nguyen, the 2016 winner of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize for Fiction for his debut novel The Sympathizer has been named one of 2017 MacArthur Foundation Fellows. The Foundation awards unrestricted fellowships to talented individuals who have shown extraordinary originality and dedication in their creative pursuits and a marked capacity for self-direction. Learn more.
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DLPP Recognized as a "Contest with Vision"

While many literary contests honor work for its innovative or formal qualities, the Dayton Literary Peace Prize was one of five organizations recognized in the May/June 2017 issue of Poets & Writers magazine for sponsoring prizes for literature that engages with social and political issues, helping to promote a more just and equitable world. Read article excerpt.
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