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.
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.
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.
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.