2017 Award Winners
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The 2018 Finalists
The Dayton Literary Peace Prize Foundation is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2018 Dayton
Literary Peace Prize in fiction and nonfiction.
"Many of this year's finalists explore the concept of 'home' at a time when more and more people find
themselves forced to leave theirs, whether because of war, poverty, political turmoil, or dreams of new
opportunities," said Sharon Rab, Chair of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize Foundation. "These books help
the reader cultivate their ability to understand and empathize with people from very different backgrounds
than their own – an ability that is becoming increasingly vital in today's turbulent world."
==> Learn more about their books.
==> Read the full press release.
The Holbrooke Society
Introducing DLPP’s new annual giving society — The Holbrooke Society of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize. Members
of the society support the long-term sustainability of the DLPP. They also foster the growth of new initiatives and programs
that spread peace internationally through the written word, such as new curricula in peace literature for high school and
Fly with the Doves Book Circle
Help spread peace through the written word by joining DLPP’s 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.
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 on our Dove Members page and in the event program.
Notable Articles, Videos, and Events
(View our complete Event Calendar.)
Join area scholars and community readers at the Dayton MetroLibrary this fall for wide ranging
conversations about books written by authors honored by the Dayton Literary Peace Prize.
Discussions will address the works’ impact and artistry, essential themes, and connections
to the authors’ other work, and the power of the written word to promote peace.
Radio Interview with DLPP Prize Winner
Pulitzer-winning author Gilbert King, 2013
runner-up for the nonfiction award for his book, The Devil in the Grove,
describes his latest book, Beneath a Ruthless Sun, in an interview with Vick
Mickunas, host of WYSO's "Book Nook" program.
Listen to the interview.
TED Talk by DLPP Prize Winner
Pulitzer-winning journalist Isabel Wilkerson, 2011
runner-up for the nonfiction award for her book,
The Warmth of Other Suns, tells the story of the Great Migration, the outpouring of six million
African Americans from the Jim Crow South to cities in the North and West between World War I and the 1970s.
Watch the TED Talk.
View previous articles, videos, and events
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