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Celebrating the power of literature to promote peace and nonviolence, The Dayton Literary Peace Prize is the only international literary peace prize awarded in show more the United States. It was founded in 2006 as an outgrowth of the Dayton Peace Prize, which commemorates the 1995 Dayton Peace Accords ending the war in Bosnia. show less
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September 2023: Finalist2023 Recent

Winner 15

Runner-Up 13

Finalist 4

Nonfiction 4

Shortlist 38

The Beauty in Breaking: A Memoir by Michele Harper2021
Carry: a memoir of survival on stolen land by Toni Jensen2021
See No Stranger: A Memoir and Manifesto of Revolutionary Love by Valarie Kaur2021
Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson2021
Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do by Jennifer L. Eberhardt PhD2020
What You Have Heard Is True: A Memoir of Witness and Resistance by Carolyn Forché2020
Grace Will Lead Us Home: The Charleston Church Massacre and the Hard, Inspiring Journey to Forgiveness by Jennifer Berry Hawes2020
Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland by Patrick Radden Keefe2020
Our Man: Richard Holbrooke and the End of the American Century by George Packer2020
I Should Have Honor: A Story of Hope and Pride in Pakistan by Khalida Brohi2019
Lolas' House: Filipino Women Living with War by M. Evelina Galang2018
Ghost of the Innocent Man: A True Story of Trial and Redemption by Benjamin Rachlin2018
The Newcomers: Finding Refuge, Friendship, and Hope in an American Classroom by Helen Thorpe2018
Enduring Vietnam: An American Generation and Its War by James Wright2018
The Hundred-Year Walk: An Armenian Odyssey by Dawn Anahid MacKeen2017
While the City Slept: A Love Lost to Violence and a Young Man's Descent into Madness by Eli Sanders2017
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J. D. Vance2017
The Song Poet: A Memoir of My Father by Kao Kalia Yang2017
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates2016
Showdown: Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Court Nomination That Changed America by Wil Haygood2016
The Reason You Walk: A Memoir by Wab Kinew2016
The Train to Crystal City: FDR's Secret Prisoner Exchange Program and America's Only Family Internment Camp During World War II by Jan Jarboe Russell2016
Who We Be: A Cultural History of Race in Post-Civil Rights America by Jeff Chang2015
The Other Side: a Memoir by Lacy M. Johnson2015
No Man's Land: Preparing for War and Peace in Post-9/11 America by Elizabeth D. Samet2015
There Was and There Was Not: A Journey Through Hate and Possibility in Turkey, Armenia, and Beyond by Meline Toumani2015
Knocking on Heaven's Door: The Path to a Better Way of Death by Katy Butler2014
Thank You for Your Service by David Finkel2014
Here on the Edge: How a Small Group of World War II Conscientious Objectors Took Art and Peace from the Margins to the Mainstream by Steve (editor) McQuiddy2014
Men We Reaped by Jesmyn Ward2014
Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo2013
Burying the Typewriter by Carmen Bugan2013
Escape from Camp 14: One Man's Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West by Blaine Harden2013
Pax Ethnica: Where and How Diversity Succeeds by Karl E. Meyer2013
Mighty Be Our Powers: How Sisterhood, Prayer, and Sex Changed a Nation at War by Leymah Gbowee2012
What It Is Like to Go to War by Karl Marlantes2012
A Train in Winter: An Extraordinary Story of Women, Friendship, and Resistance in Occupied France by Caroline Moorehead2012
Little Princes: One Man's Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal by Conor Grennan2011

Longlist 168

I Shall Not Hate: A Gaza Doctor's Journey on the Road to Peace and Human Dignity by Izzeldin Abuelaish2011
Rock & Roll Jihad: A Muslim Rock Star's Revolution by Salman Ahmad2011
Nomad: From Islam to America: A Personal Journey Through the Clash of Civilizations by Ayaan Hirsi Ali2011
A Sixties Story by Toni Apicelli2011
Peace Meals: Candy-Wrapped Kalashnikovs and Other War Stories by Anna Badkhen2011
Gandhi's interpreter : a life of Horace Alexander by Geoffrey Carnall2011
The End of War: How Waging Peace Can Save Humanity, Our Planet, and Our Future by Paul K Chappell2011
Walking Israel: A Personal Search for the Soul of a Nation by Martin Fletcher2011
The Devil and Mr. Casement: One Man's Battle for Human Rights in South America's Heart of Darkness by Jordan Goodman2011
The Tenth Parallel: Dispatches from the Fault Line Between Christianity and Islam by Eliza Griswold2011
Children of Fire: A History of African Americans by Thomas C. Holt2011
Germs Gone Wild: How the Unchecked Development of Domestic Bio-Defense Threatens America by Kenneth King2011
The Witness House: Nazis and Holocaust Survivors Sharing a Villa during the Nuremberg Trials by Christiane Kohl2011
The Eastern Stars: How Baseball Changed the Dominican Town of San Pedro de Macoris by Mark Kurlansky2011
Magic and Mayhem: The Delusions of American Foreign Policy From Korea to Afghanistan by Derek Leebaert2011
Conversations with Myself by Nelson Mandela2011
This Will Be Remembered of Her: Stories of Women Reshaping the World by Megan McKenna2011
The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee2011
Born for Love: Why Empathy Is Essential--and Endangered by Bruce D. Perry2011
Let the Swords Encircle Me: Iran--A Journey Behind the Headlines by Scott Peterson2011
False Justice: Eight Myths That Convict the Innocent by Jim Petro2011
Undaunted: My Struggle for Freedom and Survival in Burma by Zoya Phan2011
The Guilt Project: Rape, Morality and Law by Vanessa Place2011
Hiroshima in the Morning by Rahna Reiko Rizzuto2011
How Wars End: Why We Always Fight the Last Battle by Gideon Rose2011
The Bread of Angels: A Journey to Love and Faith by Stephanie Saldaña2011
Mohamed's Ghosts: An American Story of Love and Fear in the Homeland by Stephan Salisbury2011
Simon Wiesenthal: The Life and Legends by Tom Segev2011
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot2011
You Have Given Me a Country: A Memoir by Neela Vaswani2011
The Ghosts of Martyrs Square: An Eyewitness Account of Lebanon's Life Struggle by Michael Young2011
The Bomb by Howard Zinn2011
Fromms: How Julius Fromm's Condom Empire Fell to the Nazis by Götz Aly2010
Us and Them: Muslim - Christian Relations and Cultural Harmony in Australia by Abe Ata2010
To Tell the Truth Freely: The Life of Ida B. Wells by Mia Bay2010
A Lucky Child: A Memoir of Surviving Auschwitz as a Young Boy by Thomas Buergenthal2010
Will War Ever End?: A Soldier's Vision of Peace for the 21st Century by Paul K Chappell2010
When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present by Gail Collins2010
Norman Corwin's One World Flight: The Lost Journal of Radio's Greatest Writer by Norman Corwin2010
The Good Soldiers by David Finkel2010
Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer2010
Bending Toward the Sun: A Mother and Daughter Memoir by Leslie Gilbert-lurie2010
Elizabeth Cady Stanton: An American Life by Lori D. Ginzberg2010
War of Necessity, War of Choice: A Memoir of Two Iraq Wars by Richard N. Haass2010
The Antelope's Strategy: Living in Rwanda After the Genocide by Jean Hatzfeld2010
No Enemy to Conquer: Forgiveness in an Unforgiving World by Michael Henderson2010
Where Mercy Fails: Darfur's Struggle to Survive by Chris Herlinger2010
Innocent Abroad: An Intimate Account of American Peace Diplomacy in the Middle East by Martin Indyk2010
A Woman among Warlords : The Extraordinary Story of an Afghan Who Dared to Raise Her Voice by Malalaï Joya2010
The Challenge for Africa by Wangari Maathai2010
That Bird Has My Wings: The Autobiography of an Innocent Man on Death Row by Jarvis Jay Masters2010
Interesting Times: Writings from a Turbulent Decade by George Packer2010
On Kindness by Adam Phillips2010
A Safe Haven: Harry S. Truman and the Founding of Israel by Ronald Radosh2010
Wrong Place, Wrong Time: Trauma and Violence in the Lives of Young Black Men by John A. Rich2010
Listening to Grasshoppers: Field Notes on Democracy by Arundhati Roy2010
My Hope for Peace by Jehan Sadat2010
Where Did You Sleep Last Night?: A Personal History by Danzy Senna2010
This Child Will Be Great: Memoir of a Remarkable Life by Africa's First Woman President by Ellen Johnson Sirleaf2010
Acts of Conscience: World War II, Mental Institutions, and Religious Objectors by Steven J. Taylor2010
Picking Cotton: Our Memoir of Injustice and Redemption by Jennifer Thompson-Cannino2010
Where am I Wearing? A Global Tour to the Countries, Factories, and People that Make Our Clothes by Kelsey Timmerman2010
Impossible Motherhood: Testimony of an Abortion Addict by Irene Vilar2010
Heart of Dryness: How the Last Bushmen Can Help Us Endure the Coming Age of Permanent Drought by James G. Workman2010
The Evolution of God by Robert Wright2010
Great Peacemakers: True Stories from Around the World by Ken Beller2009
The Dancer from Khiva by Bibish2009
When the Prisoners Ran Walpole: A True Story in the Movement for Prison Abolition by Jamie Bissonette2009
Art and Upheaval: Artists on the World's Frontlines by William Cleveland2009
The House at Sugar Beach: In Search of a Lost African Childhood by Helene Cooper2009
The Cuba Wars: Fidel Castro, the United States, and the Next Revolution by Daniel P. Erikson2009
The Race Card: How Bluffing About Bias Makes Race Relations Worse by Richard Thompson Ford2009
My Life as a Traitor: An Iranian Memoir by Zarah Ghahramani2009
Lessons in Disaster: McGeorge Bundy and the Path to War in Vietnam by Gordon M. Goldstein2009
The Translator: A Tribesman's Memoir of Darfur by Daoud Hari2009
I Live Here by Mia Kirshner2009
Hope Endures: Leaving Mother Teresa, Losing Faith, and Searching for Meaning by Colette Livermore2009
The Challenge: Hamdan v. Rumsfeld and the Fight over Presidential Power by Jonathan Mahler2009
Palestinian Walks: Forays into a Vanishing Landscape by Raja Shehadeh2009
A Deadly Misunderstanding: A Congressman's Quest to Bridge the Muslim-Christian Divide by Mark D. Siljander2009
King: Pilgrimage to the Mountaintop by Harvard Sitkoff2009
The Beautiful Soul of John Woolman, Apostle of Abolition by Thomas P. Slaughter2009
Ghost Train to the Eastern Star: On the Tracks of the Great Railway Bazaar by Paul Theroux2009
The Dictionary of Homophobia: A Global History of Gay & Lesbian Experience by Louis-Georges Tin2009
Whatever It Takes: Geoffrey Canada's Quest to Change Harlem and America by Paul Tough2009
The Book of Calamities: Five Questions About Suffering and Its Meaning by Peter Trachtenberg2009
Finding Beauty in a Broken World by Terry Tempest Williams2009
The Latehomecomer by Kao Kalia Yang2009
The Corpse Walker: Real Life Stories: China From the Bottom Up by Liao Yiwu2009
Creating a World Without Poverty: Social Business and the Future of Capitalism by Muhammad Yunus2009
The N Word: Who Can Say It, Who Shouldn't, and Why by Jabari Asim2008
Hold Everything Dear: Dispatches on Survival and Resistance by John Berger2008
The Father of All Things: A Marine, His Son, and the Legacy of Vietnam (Vintage Departures) by Tom Bissell2008
Beyond the White House by Jimmy Carter2008
Chasing justice by Kerry Max Cook2008
Savage Peace: Hope and Fear in America, 1919 by Ann Hagedorn2008
One Day the Soldiers Came: Voices of Children in War (P.S.) by Charles London2008
Road from ar Ramadi: The Private Rebellion of Staff Sergeant Mejia: An Iraq War Memoir by Camilo Mejia2008
Why Can't We Be Good? by Jacob Needleman2008
Where Have All the Soldiers Gone?: The Transformation of Modern Europe by James J. Sheehan2008
In the Hot Zone: One Man, One Year, Twenty Wars by Kevin Sites2008
If Today Be Sweet by Thrity Umrigar2008
Endangered Species: How We Can Avoid Mass Destruction and Build a Lasting Peace by Stephen M. Younger2008
Rabble-Rouser for Peace: The Authorized Biography of Desmond Tutu by John Allen2007
Muhammad: A Biography of the Prophet by Karen Armstrong2007
At Canaan's Edge: America in the King Years, 1965-68 by Taylor Branch2007
The Accidental President of Brazil: A Memoir by Fernando Henrique Cardoso2007
House of War: The Pentagon and the Disastrous Rise of American Power by James Carroll2007
Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid by Jimmy Carter2007
The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief by Francis S. Collins2007
A Moment of Crisis: Jimmy Carter, The Power of a Peacemaker, and North Korea's Nuclear Ambitions by Marion V. Creekmore, Jr.2007
The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins2007
The End of Iraq by Peter W. Galbraith2007
Prisoners: A Muslim and a Jew Across the Middle East Divide by Jeffrey Goldberg2007
Death in the Haymarket: A Story of Chicago, the First Labor Movement and the Bombing that Divided Gilded Age America by James R. Green2007
Fear: Anti-Semitism in Poland After Auschwitz by Jan Gross2007
The Faith Club: A Muslim, A Christian, A Jew-- Three Women Search for Understanding by Ranya Idliby2007
The Bush Agenda: Invading the World, One Economy at a Time by Antonia Juhasz2007
Sala's Gift: My Mother's Holocaust Story by Ann Kirschner2007
Ethical Realism: A Vision for America's Role in the World by Anatol Lieven2007
Unbowed: a Memoir by Wangari Maathai2007
Guantanamo and the Abuse of Presidential Power by Joseph Margulies2007
The Great Escape: Nine Jews Who Fled Hitler and Changed the World by Kati Marton2007
Enrique's Journey: The Story of a Boy's Dangerous Odyssey to Reunite with His Mother by Sonia Nazario2007
The Tyrannicide Brief: The Story of the Man Who Sent Charles I to the Scaffold by Geoffrey Robertson2007
Among the Righteous: Lost Stories from the Holocaust's Long Reach into Arab Lands by Robert Satloff2007
This Has Happened: An Italian Family in Auschwitz by Piera Sonnino2007
The Prince of the Marshes: And Other Occupational Hazards of a Year in Iraq by Rory Stewart2007
The Colony: The Harrowing True Story of the Exiles of Molokai by John Tayman2007
Wizard of the Crow by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o2007
They Poured Fire on Us From the Sky: The Story of Three Lost Boys from Sudan by Benjamin Ajak2006
Blueprint for Action: A Future Worth Creating by Thomas P. M. Barnett2006
In the Rose Garden of the Martyrs: A Memoir of Iran by Christopher de Bellaigue2006
Challenging Empire: How People, Governments, and the UN Defy US Power by Phyllis Bennis2006
The Lost Boys of Sudan: An American Story of the Refugee Experience by Mark Bixler2006
Heroes of a Different Stripe: How One Town Responded to the War in Iraq by Olga M. Bonfiglio2006
Yemen Chronicle: An Anthropology of War and Mediation by Steven C. Caton2006
The Intellectuals and the Flag by Todd Gitlin2006
A View from the Eye of the Storm: Terror and Reason in the Middle East by Haim Harari2006
On Hitler's Mountain: Overcoming the Legacy of a Nazi Childhood by Irmgard A. Hunt2006
Judgment Days: Lyndon Baines Johnson, Martin Luther King Jr., and the Laws That Changed America by Nick Kotz2006
Even After All This Time: A Story of Love, Revolution, and Leaving Iran by Afschineh Latifi2006
Ronald Reagan and His Quest to Abolish Nuclear Weapons by Paul Lettow2006
The Black Hole of Auschwitz by Primo Levi2006
The Disappearing Girl: Learning the Language of Teenage Depression by Lisa Machoian2006
Winning the Race: Beyond the Crisis in Black America by John McWhorter2006
The PeaceFinder: Riley McFee's Quest for World Peace by Joan McWilliams2006
Where We Have Hope: A Memoir of Zimbabwe by Andrew Meldrum2006
Healing Invisible Wounds: Paths to Hope and Recovery in a Violent World by Richard F. Mollica2006
Standing Alone: An American Woman's Struggle for the Soul of Islam by Asra Nomani2006
Crossing Three Wildernesses by U Sam Oeur2006
Understanding Iraq by William R. Polk2006
Instant Persuasion by Laurie Puhn2006
Between Two Worlds: Escape from Tyranny: Growing Up in the Shadow of Saddam by Zainab Salbi2006
My Father's Rifle: A Childhood in Kurdistan by Hiner Saleem2006
God without Religion: Questioning Centuries of Accepted Truths by Śaṇkara Śaranam2006
Lighting the Way: Nine Women Who Changed Modern America by Karenna Gore Schiff2006
Waging Peace: A Special Operations Team's Battle to Rebuild Iraq by Rob Schultheis2006
The Argumentative Indian: Writings on Indian History, Culture and Identity by Amartya Sen2006
Two Lives by Vikram Seth2006
Night Draws Near: Iraq's People in the Shadow of America's War by Anthony Shadid2006
Not One More Mother's Child by Cindy Sheehan2006
The One-State Solution: A Breakthrough for Peace in the Israeli-Palestinian Deadlock by Virginia Tilley2006
In My Brother's Shadow: A Life and Death in the SS by Uwe Timm2006
A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose by Eckhart Tolle2006
Lucky Child: A Daughter of Cambodia Reunites with the Sister She Left Behind by Loung Ung2006
By Duty Bound: Survival and Redemption in a Time of War by Jr. (CA. Ret.) Ware, Brig. Gen. Ezell2006
Hero Mama: A Daughter Remembers the Father She Lost in Vietnam--and the Mother Who Held Her Family Together by Karen Spears Zacharias2006


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Celebrating the power of literature to promote peace and nonviolence, The Dayton Literary Peace Prize is the only international literary peace prize awarded in the United States. It was founded in 2006 as an outgrowth of the Dayton Peace Prize, which commemorates the 1995 Dayton Peace Accords ending the war in Bosnia. (English, Member-written) (English, Member-written)


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