The 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