Dayton Literary Peace Prize

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for October 2, 2011 containing the following stories:

-Jerry Kenney interviews Sharon Raab about the Dayton Literary Peace Prize.

-Juliet Fromholt speaks with Jennifer Knapp about her return to music and upcoming show at Canal Street Tavern.

-An interview with Marion Schwilk-Thomas in Conrad's Corner

This year’s Dayton Literary Peace Prize winners have been announced. There were more than 70 nominees for the prizes this year. From member station WYSO in Yellow Springs, Jerry Kenney reports on who got the top spots.

Topping this year’s fiction category is Chang-rae Lee, chosen for his Novel "The Surrendered." Wilbert Rideau picked up the non-fiction prize for his prison memoir - "In the Place of Justice."  Co-founder and Director of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, Sharon Rab says choosing Rideau may seem like an unusual pick.

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.

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

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

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

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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