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Geraldine Brooks wins the lifetime achievement  Dayton Literary Peace Prize.

The Dayton Literary Peace Prize, inaugurated in 2006, is the first and only annual U.S. literary award recognizing the power of the written word to promote peace. The Dayton Literary Peace Prize invites nominations in adult fiction and nonfiction books published within the past year that have led readers to a better understanding of other cultures, peoples, religions, and political points of view. Both awards carry a $10,000 cash prize.

Sharon Rab, the founder and a chairwoman of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize Foundation, said that Ms. Brooks “reveals to her readers what their political leaders try to hide — the ugly realities of conflict and its destructive effects even on those far from the frontlines.” She continued, “We are delighted to be honoring a writer whose skill, imagination, and unique background allow her to create vivid characters whose stories help people understand the vital importance of fostering peace throughout the world.”

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