Dayton Literary Peace Prize

Arts & Culture
1:19 pm
Thu January 2, 2014

Speeches From the 2013 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

The Dayton Peace Accords ended the war in Bosnia War in 1995 and the Dayton Literary Peace Prize was created as a response 11 years later.  It's the only international literary peace prize in the United States and honors authors from around the world for fiction, non-fiction and lifetime achievement.

In this special hour-long presentation of speeches from Dayton Literary Peace Prize award ceremony, held on November 3, 2013 at the Schuster Center in Dayton, Ohio, you'll hear award-winner authors Adam Johnson, Andrew Soloman and Wendell Berry talk about writing and peace.

 

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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.

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Arts & Culture
7:35 am
Mon August 12, 2013

Wendell Barry Named 2013 Dayton Literary Peace Prize Lifetime Achievement Winner

Author, essayist and poet Wendell Berry has been named winner of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize's lifetime achievement award. The award recognizes his steadfast promotion of the need for people to live in harmony with their environment.

The 79-year-old Kentucky-based writer of works highlighting the benefits of a simpler life backs up his words with his actions. He speaks out against strip-mining and other development he says damages the land. Meanwhile, he keeps a garden, raises sheep and lives largely technology-free on a hilly farm.

Arts & Culture
12:02 pm
Tue January 1, 2013

Speeches from the 2012 Dayton Literary Peace Prize

In this special presentation of the 2012 Dayton Literary Peace Prize award ceremony, you'll hear from authors who have been honored for advancing peace through literature including Adam Hochshild, Andrew Krivack and Tim O'Brien, recipient of the Richard C. Holbrooke Award for Distinguished Achievement.

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Around the Miami Valley
10:35 am
Mon December 31, 2012

WYSO Weekend: December 30, 2012

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for December 30, 2012 including the following stories:

- Emily McCord's report for NPR on the Welcome Dayton program.

- Tim O'Brien's speech at the 2012 Dayton Literary Peace Prize.  O'Brien is this year's recipient of the Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award.

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