A Conversation with the 2019
Dayton Literary Peace Prize Winners
Sunday, November 3, 2019
9:00 AM Registration; 10:00 AM Program
Sinclair Community College, Ponitz Center, Building 12
West 4th Street, Dayton, OH 45402
Limited seating: reservations accepted for the first 300.
Click here to register.
Book signing after the program; Books will be available for purchase. Free underground parking is available under Building 12 off of W. 4th Street.
The Holbrooke Society
Introducing DLPP’s new annual giving society — The Holbrooke Society of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize. Members
of the society support the long-term sustainability of the DLPP. They also foster the growth of new initiatives and programs
that spread peace internationally through the written word, such as new curricula in peace literature for high school and
Fly with the Doves Book Circle
Help spread peace through the written word by joining DLPP’s Fly with the Doves Book Circle Membership Program.
By joining and supporting this program you will help DLPP share the winning and nominated books with schools and universities so
educators can incorporate them into their curricula and into their libraries.
For every $25 you contribute when you join, a book will be donated — plus, as a member you will be listed as one of our
Doves on our Dove Members page and in the event program.
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
The 2019 Finalists
The Dayton Literary Peace Prize Foundation is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2019 Dayton
Literary Peace Prize in fiction and nonfiction.
“At a time when the Dayton community and the nation are still reeling from the August 4th mass shooting, this year’s
finalists offer moving examples of people who have forged a path to peace and reconciliation through even the most
violent and unjust situations,” said Sharon Rab, Chair of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize Foundation. “These books
remind us that, as the planet grows ever more interconnected, violence can have far-reaching repercussions -- but
so can peace, and every individual effort toward healing, whatever the circumstances, can go a long way toward
making the world a better place.”
==> Learn more about their books.
==> Read the full press release.
Notable Articles, Videos, and Events
(View our complete Event Calendar.)
Thoughts on War and Peace with David Wood
On September 12, 2019, there was a discussion with 2017 Dayton
Literary Peace Prize winner David Wood and a panel of local veterans
at Fairmont High School in Kettering, OH. David was the nonfiction winner
for his book What Have We Done. The panel provided key insights to
inform students during their study of war.
See a video of the event.
The public is invited to join area scholars and community readers at the Dayton Metro Library in the fall of 2019 for wide ranging
conversations about books written by authors honored by the Dayton Literary Peace Prize.
Discussions addressed the works’ impact and artistry, essential themes, and connections
to the authors’ other work, and the power of the written word to promote peace.
Skype Interview with DLPP Honoree
The Tipp City Library hosted a Skype interview with Gilbert King at 7:30 pm on Monday,
January 28. King's most recent book is Beneath a Ruthless Sun. In 2013 he was awarded
the Pulitzer Prize and Dayton Literary Peace Prize
nonfiction runner-up for Devil in the Grove. Participants were able to ask
King questions during his interview.
Radio Interview with DLPP Prize Winner
Pulitzer-winning author Gilbert King, 2013
runner-up for the nonfiction award for his book, The Devil in the Grove,
described his latest book, Beneath a Ruthless Sun, in an interview with Vick
Mickunas, host of WYSO's "Book Nook" program.
Listen to the interview.
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