2013 Dayton Literary
Peace Prize Finalists
||Behind the Beautiful Forevers
by Katherine Boo (Random House)
Global change and inequality are given a human face via the residents of a makeshift settlement in the shadow of Mumbai’s luxury hotels.
||Burying the Typewriter
by Carmen Bugan (Graywolf Press)
In this debut memoir, a Romanian girl’s bucolic life is upended when her father is arrested for political dissidence.
||Devil in the Grove
by Gilbert King (HarperCollins)
A richly detailed chronicle of four black Florida men who, falsely accused of rape in 1949, were defended by civil rights crusader Thurgood Marshall -- later the first African-American Supreme Court justice.
||Escape from Camp 14
by Blaine Harden (Viking)
Bred to be a slave and a snitch, Shin Dong-hyuk is the only known person born in a North Korean prison camp to escape and survive. This bestselling account inspired a UN investigation of such camps earlier this year.
||Far From the Tree
by Andrew Solomon (Scribner)
In telling the stories of exceptional children affected by a spectrum of cognitive, physical or psychological differences, Solomon uncovers the intense prejudice they face and meets the parents who embrace their differences and try to alter the world’s understanding of their conditions.
by Karl Meyer and Shareen Brysac (Public Affairs Books)
From Kerala, India to Queens, New York, the authors explore regions noted for low violence, rising life expectancy, and pragmatic compromises on cultural rights, revealing how diverse communities manage to live in peace.
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