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2010 Dayton Literary Peace Prize Finalists Announced

by David Doody

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Dayton Literary Peace PrizeThe 2010 Dayton Literary Peace Prize Finalists have been announced.  The prize awards $10,000 cash to its winners—one fiction, one nonfiction—“whose work uses the power of literature to foster peace, social justice, and global understanding.”  Finalists for the 2010 prize include:

There is a complete list of the finalists on the Dayton Literary Peace Prize website.

I was pleasantly surprised to see last year’s Fiction award went to Richard Bausch for his short novel Peace, a wonderful book about war and the people who fight wars, not the ones who start them, that I think has not gotten the attention it deserves since its publication.  It will be interesting to see who wins this year, with some great books up for the award.

 Source: Dayton Literary Peace Prize