Finalists for the 2018 Dayton Literary Peace Prize have been announced, including Exit West by Mohsin Hamid (Riverhead), Spaceman of Bohemia by Jaroslav Kalfar (Little, Brown), and Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward (Scribner) in the fiction category, and We Were Eight Years in Power by Ta-Nehisi Coates (One World) in non-fiction.
The prize “honors writers whose work uses the power of literature to foster peace, social justice, and global understanding.” Winners in each category receive $10,000 and runners-up receive $2,500. The judges for 2018 are Lesley Nneka Arimah, Robin Hemley, Susan Southard, and Alan Taylor. Winners and runners-up will be announced on September 18, 2018, and honored at a ceremony on October 28, 2018 at the Benjamin and Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center in Dayton OH.
For more information, including a full list of finalists, see the official website.
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