Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Dayton Literary Peace Prize Finalists
The Dayton Literary Peace Prize is the "first and only annual U.S. literary award recognizing the power of the written word to promote peace." This year's finalists for fiction are:
"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, and "Song Yet Sung" by James McBride.
The finalists for nonfiction are:
"Human Smoke: the Beginnings of World War II, the end of civilization" by Nicholson Baker, "Dust from our Eyes" by Joan Baxter, "Hot, Flat and Crowded" by Thomas Friedman, "Writing in the Dark" by David Grossman, "My Father's Paradise" by Ariel Sabar, "A Crime so monstrous: face to face with modern day slavery" by Benjamin Skinner, and "The Great Experiment" by Strobe Talbott.