Dayton Literary Peace Prize

Geraldine Brooks has made a seemingly seamless transition from her previous career as a foreign correspondent to her present occupation of novelist.

Brooks visited the Book Nook in early September, 2001 to talk about her first historical novel "Year of Wonders." She returns to discuss her latest effort, "Caleb's Crossing." This book is based on the true story of a Wampanoag Indian who graduated from Harvard College during the 17th century.

Geraldine Brooks, the Dayton Literary Peace Prize 2010 lifetime achievement winner on moments of peace. Also included are closing thoughts from Nick Clooney, the master of ceremonies for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize awards.

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Marlon James, the fiction winner of the 2010 Dayton Literary Peace Prize for The Book of Night Women, on peace, writing and teaching.

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Dave Eggers, nonfiction winner of the 2010 Dayton Literary Peace Prize for his book Zeitoun, on writing and peace.

For more information on the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, visit www.daytonliterarypeaceprize.org

Marlon James will be in Dayton on Sunday, November 7 to receive the 2010 Dayton Literary Peace Prize for Fiction. He won the award for his novel "The Book of Night Women." Set on a Jamaican sugar plantation during the late 18th century, this book is the story of a fictional slave revolt that was organized by a group of women, the "night women" of the title.

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