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    2016 Award Winners

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Marilynne Robinson
Holbrooke Award Winner
for Lifetime Achievement

Marilynne Robinson
 

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Fiction Winner

Viet Thanh Nguyen
The Sympathizer
(Grove Atlantic)
 

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Nonfiction Winner

Susan Southard
Nagasaki
(Viking/Penguin Random House)
 

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Fiction Runner-up

James Hannaham
Delicious Foods
(Little, Brown and Co.)
 

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Nonfiction Runner-up

Kennedy Odede and Jessica Posner
Find Me Unafraid
(Ecco)
 

 
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Slideshow of the 2016 Awards Dinner


                                        Photos by Andy Snow (andysnow.com) ©2016.

The 2016 Awards Ceremony was held at 5:00 pm on Sunday, November 20th, 2016, at the Benjamin and Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center at One West Second Street in Dayton, Ohio. Wil Haywood 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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2016 Finalist Judges

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Alexander
Chee

(Fiction)
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Ruben
Martinez

(Nonfiction)
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Evelyn
McDonnell

(Nonfiction)
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Christine
Schutt

(Fiction)



Notable Articles, Videos, and Events

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Bridge to Understanding - Tulane University

On Tuesday, April 4, 2017, Tulane University and the Dayton Literary Peace Prize present "Bridge to Understanding - a Discussion on Systemic Racism in America." The event will be held for 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. in the Freeman Auditorium, Woldenberg Art Center and it is free and open to the public. The discussion will feature DLPP recipients Margaret Wrinkle, Wilbert Rideau, and Gilbert King and be moderated by Bernice McFadden of Tulane. See the event poster.
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A Conversation with the 2016 Winners

On Sunday, November 20, 2016, the Dayton Literary Peace Prize Foundation hosted a conversation with the 2016 award winners, runners-up, and past award recipients at the Ponitz Center at Sinclair College. Wil Haygood, the master of ceremonies for the 2016 award ceremony moderated a panel discussion. See a video of the event here.
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2016 Authors' Reception

On Saturday, November 19, 2016, the Dayton Literary Peace Prize Foundation hosted a reception for the 2016 award winners, runners-up, and past award recipients at the River Campus of the University of Dayton. Gilbert King, the 2015 winner of the award for nonfiction moderated a panel discussion. See a video of the event here.
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An Evening for Justice and Peace

On Friday, November 18, 2016, the Dayton Literary Peace Prize Foundation hosted an Evening for Justice and Peace at the Victoria Theater in downtown Dayton. The event featured a panel discussion and keynote presentations on the life and work of Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall by Gilbert King, author of Devil in the Grove, and Wil Haygood, author of Showdown: Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Court Nomination That Changed America. See a video of the event here.
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