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    2015 Award Winners

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Gloria Steinem
Holbrooke Award Winner
for Lifetime Achievement

Gloria Steinem

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Fiction Winner

Josh Weil
The Great Glass Sea
(Grove Atlantic)

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Nonfiction Winner

Bryan Stevenson
Just Mercy
(Spiegel and Grau)

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Fiction Runner-up

Anthony Doerr
All the Light We Cannot See

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Nonfiction Runner-up

Jeff Hobbs
The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace

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 2015 Awards Dinner

                                        Photos by Andy Snow ( ©2015.

The 2015 Awards Ceremony was held at 5:00 pm on Sunday, November 1st, 2015, at the Benjamin and Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center at One West Second Street in Dayton, Ohio. Nick Clooney was the Master of Ceremonies.

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Notable Articles, Videos, and Events

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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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Wright State University's CELIA program (Collaborative Education, Leadership, & Innovation in the Arts) is presenting a series of events under the heading "ACCORDS: PEACE, WAR, AND THE ARTS." These events are designed to consider the devastation of war and the possibilities for peace through literature, photography, theatre, and film. Please note that you can register for a single day of the conference at a significantly reduced cost. Click here for more information.
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WSU Course on Peace Lit

Andrew Strombeck, Ph.D., associate professor of English at Wright State University teaches a course that examines how literature addresses conflict and promotes peace. Student read works from some of the winners of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize. Click here for more information or here to go directly to the WSU website.
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DLPP Discussion Series at Wright Library

Celebrate the Dayton Literary Peace Prize with a series of weekly discussions of the 2015 finalists. Join facilitator Andrew Slade, Associate Professor and Chair of the English Department at the University of Dayton, to go beyond plot, summary, and reader response to include those kinds of insights that literary critics can help draw out of books and readers. Meeting dates are September 29 and October 6, 13, 20, and 27. Click here for more information.
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