Arts & Culture
4:48 pm
Mon November 4, 2013

Wendell Berry Honored at Dayton Literary Peace Prize

Author Wendell Berry speaks with Antioch College students the day after being awarded the Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award at the Dayton Literary Peace Prize ceremony.
Credit Dennie Eagleson

Kentucky-based writer Wendell Berry was honored as the 2013 winner of the Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award as part of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize at a ceremony last night at the Schuster Center.  Other honorees included Adam Johnson in fiction for The Orphan Master's Son and Andrew Solomon in nonfiction for Far From the Tree.  Berry was presented his award by last year's honoree, Tim O'Brien.

Wendell Barry's acceptance speech at the Dayton Literary Peace Prize award ceremony on November 3, 2013

WYSO will air a special presentation of speeches from the 2013 Dayton Literary Peace Prize, including Tim O'Brien's introduction of Wendell Berry, on New Year's Day at noon and 8pm.