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2015 Awards Ceremony

5:00 pm, November 1st, 2015
Benjamin and Marian Schuster
Performing Arts Center
One West Second Street
Dayton, OH 45402

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Winners' Acceptance Speeches!

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    2014 Award Winners

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Louise Erdrich
Holbrooke Award Winner
for Lifetime Achievement

Louise Erdrich

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Fiction Winner

Bob Shacochis
The Woman Who Lost Her Soul
(Grove Atlantic)

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Nonfiction Winner

Karima Bennoune
Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here
(W. W. Norton & Company)

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Fiction Runner-up

Margaret Wrinkle
(Grove Atlantic)

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Nonfiction Runner-up

Jo Roberts
Contested Land, Contested Memory
(Dundurn Press, Toronto)

Slideshow of the 2014 Awards Dinner

                                        Photos by Andy Snow ( ©2014.

The 2014 Awards Ceremony was held at 5:00 pm on Sunday, November 9rd, 2014, at the Benjamin and Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center at One West Second Street in Dayton, Ohio. Irene Bedard was the Master of Ceremonies.

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Notable Articles, Videos, and Events

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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.
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April and May, 2015

Join Andrew Slade, Associate Professor and Chair of the English Department at the University of Dayton, at the Wright Memorial Public Library in Oakwood for a monthly reading and discussion of a Dayton Literary Peace Prize winner or finalist. Discussion will go beyond plot summary and reader response to include those kinds of insights that literary critics can help draw out of books and readers. Click here for more information.
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January 20, 2015

Former Dayton Literary Peace Prize winners Marlon James (2010) and Chang-rae Lee (2011) are finalists for the 2015 National Book Critics Circle award for fiction. James was recognized for A Brief History of Seven Killings (Riverhead Books) and Lee for On Such a Full Sea (Riverhead Books). Click here for more information.
January 8, 2015

2014 Nonfiction award winner Karima Bennoune has written a commentary on the terrorist attack in Paris: Charlie Hebdo: "There is no way they will make us put down our pens."

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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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