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
(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

Recent Events  

An Evening for Justice & Peace

7:00 pm, Friday, November 18, 2016
The Victoria Theatre
138 North Main Street
Dayton, OH 45402

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A Conversation with the 2016
Dayton Literary Peace Prize Winners

9:00 am, Sunday, November 20, 2016
Ponitz Center — Bldg 12 (North End Auditorium)
Sinclair College
West 4th Street, Dayton, OH 45402

Reservations required by Wed. Nov. 16.
RSVP to Linda Harrison via e-mail.
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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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Notable Articles, Videos, and Events

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Wendell Berry Honored by NBCC

The National Book Critics Circle has announced that Wendell Berry is the winner of their Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award. Mr. Berry was our 2013 winner of the Ambassador Richard C. Holbrooke Award for lifetime achievement. Click here for more information.
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Sharon Rab Honored by WSU

We are pleased to share the news that Sharon Rab, founder and co-chair of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, was awarded an honorary doctorate of humane letters by Wright State University during fall commencement at the Wright State Nutter Center on Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015. Click here for more information.
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Karima Bennoune Honored by UN

We are pleased to share the news that the United Nations Human Rights Council has appointed Karima Bennoune, winner of the 2014 Dayton Literary Peace Prize for nonfiction, as Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights. Click here for more information.
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