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Announces Award Finalists!

Louise Erdrich
Holbrooke Award Winner
for Lifetime Achievement

Louise Erdrich

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2014 Awards Ceremony

5:00 pm, November 9th, 2014
Benjamin and Marian Schuster
Performing Arts Center
One West Second Street
Dayton, OH 45402

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The 2014 Finalists

Anthony Marra Antonio Muñoz Molina Alice McDermott P.S. Duffy
Bob Shacochis Margaret Wrinkle Jo Roberts Steve McQuiddy
Katy Butler Jesmyn Ward David Finkel Karima Bennoune

The Dayton Literary Peace Prize Foundation is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2014 Dayton Literary Peace Prize in fiction and nonfiction.

"Literature can be seen as a way of exercising our empathy muscles, and this year's finalists all leave the reader with a deeper sense of compassion," said Sharon Rab, founder and co-chair of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize Foundation. "Each work encourages us to see the world through the eyes of others, whether they be contemporary Americans, or a child in a war zone, or a 19th-century slave"

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See Videos of the 2013
Winners' Acceptance Speeches!

See winners' acceptance speeches Click here for Wendell Berry's speech Click here for Adam Johnson's speech Click here for Andrew Solomon's speech Click here for Ben Fountain's speech Click here for Gilbert King's speech

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2013 Award Ceremony!

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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