Books Promoting Peace And Non-Violence

August 19, 2009

The Dayton (Ohio) Literary Peace Prize celebrates “the power of literature to promote peace and nonviolence. The Dayton Literary Peace Prize is the only international literary peace prize awarded in the United States. It was founded in 2006 as an outgrowth of the Dayton Peace Prize, which commemorates the 1995 Dayton Peace Accords ending the war in Bosnia. Winners receive a $10,000 honorarium and runners-up receive $1,000.” The winner and runner-up will be announced on September 22nd.

Fiction
Say You’re One of Them by Uwen Akpan
Peace by Richard Bausch
The Plague of Doves by Louise Erdrich
Beijing Coma by Ma Jian
Telex from Cuba by Rachel Kushner
Song Yet Sung by James McBride

Nonfiction
Human Smoke: The Beginnings of World War II, the End of Civilization by Nicholson Baker
Dust from our Eyes: An Unblinkered Look at Africa by Joan Baxter
Hot, Flat and Crowded by Thomas Friedman
Writing in the Dark by David Grossman
My Father’s Paradise: A Son’s Search for his Father’s Past by Ariel Sabar
A Crime So Monstrous: Face to Face with Modern Day Slavery by Benjamin Skinner
The Great Experiment by Strobe Talbott

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