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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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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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