New! DLPP Committee Announces New!
2016 Holbrooke Award Winner!

2016 Awards Ceremony

5:00 pm, November 20th, 2016
Benjamin and Marian Schuster
Performing Arts Center
One West Second Street
Dayton, OH 45402

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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.

The 2016 Richard C. Holbrooke
Distinguished Achievement Award Winner

Marilynne Robinson, 2016 Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award Winner

Marilynne Robinson

"I have had the privilege of seeing for myself how books live in the world, how readily they can cross all sorts of borders and boundaries, how important they are in sustaining a human conversation through and despite the frictions that arise among nations, how intensely they can be taken to heart anywhere. It is certainly appropriate that a literary prize should also be a peace prize, and that writers themselves should be made aware of their unique opportunity to speak to an international readership, an opportunity created by the interest and quality and commitment to truth of the literary work of generations."

                            -   Marilynne Robinson

The Dayton Literary Peace Prize Committee is pleased to announce that Marilynne Robinson is the 2016 winner of the Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award. [Learn more.]

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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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