Book AwardsDayton Literary Peace Prize Short List

Works (118)

Acts of Faith: The Story of an American Muslim, the Struggle for the Soul of a Generation by Eboo Patel2008
Break Through: From the Death of Environmentalism to the Politics of Possibility by Michael Shellenberger2008
Coal Black Horse by Robert Olmstead2008
The Fragile Edge: Diving and Other Adventures in the South Pacific by Julia Whitty2008
The Ocean in the Closet by Yuko Taniguchi2008
Song for Night by Chris Abani2008
Beijing Coma by Ma Jian2009
Dust from our eyes: an unblinkered look at Africa by Joan Baxter2009
The Great Experiment by Strobe Talbott2009
Human Smoke: The Beginnings of World War II, the End of Civilization by Nicholson Baker2009
My Father's Paradise: A Son's Search for His Jewish Past in Kurdish Iraq by Ariel Sabar2009
The Plague of Doves by Louise Erdrich2009
Song Yet Sung by James McBride2009
Telex from Cuba by Rachel Kushner2009
Writing in the Dark: Essays on Literature and Politics by David Grossman2009
The Calligrapher’s Daughter by Eugenia Kim2010
Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese2010
The Education of a British-Protected Child: Essays by Chinua Achebe2010
Enough: Why the World's Poorest Starve in an Age of Plenty. by Roger Thurow2010
A Good Fall: Stories by Ha Jin2010
A Postcard From the Volcano: A Novel of Pre-War Germany by Lucy Beckett2010
Stones into Schools: Promoting Peace with Books, Not Bombs, in Afghanistan and Pakistan by Greg Mortenson2010
Tears in the Darkness: The Story of the Bataan Death March and Its Aftermath by Michael Norman2010
The Colony by Jillian Weise2011
Crossing Mandelbaum Gate: Coming of Age Between the Arabs and Israelis, 1956-1978 by Kai Bird2011
For Us Surrender Is Out of the Question: A Story from Burma's Never-Ending War by Mac McClelland2011
The Gendarme by Mark T. Mustian2011
I Hotel by Karen Tei YamashitaFiction, 2011
How to Read the Air by Dinaw MengestuFiction, 2011
Kapitoil by Teddy Wayne2011
Little Princes: One Man's Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal by Conor GrennanNon-Fiction, 2011
The Long Song by Andrea Levy2011
My Sisters Made of Light by Jacqueline St. Joan2011
One Amazing Thing by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni2011
Russian Winter by Daphne Kalotay2011
Salvation City by Sigrid Nunez2011
Sikander by M. Salahuddin Khan2011
Small Kingdoms by Anastasia Hobbet2011
Solar by Ian McEwan2011
Something Red: A Novel by Jennifer Gilmore2011
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand2011
The Cat's Table by Michael OndaatjeFiction, 2012
The Grief of Others by Leah Hager CohenFiction, 2012
Mighty Be Our Powers: How Sisterhood, Prayer, and Sex Changed a Nation at War by Leymah GboweeNon-Fiction, 2012
Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn WardFiction, 2012
Shards: A Novel by Ismet PrcicFiction, 2012
The Sojourn by Andrew KrivakFiction, 2012
A Train in Winter: An Extraordinary Story of Women, Friendship, and Resistance in Occupied France by Caroline MooreheadNon-Fiction, 2012
What It Is Like to Go to War by Karl MarlantesNon-Fiction, 2012
Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine BooNon-Fiction ∙ 2013
Burying the Typewriter by Carmen BuganNon-Fiction, 2013
The Coldest Night by Robert OlmsteadFiction, 2013
Escape from Camp 14: One Man's Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West by Blaine HardenNon-Fiction, 2013
The Life of Objects by Susanna MooreFiction, 2013
Pax Ethnica: Where and How Diversity Succeeds by Karl E. MeyerNon-Fiction, 2013
The Round House by Louise ErdrichFiction, 2013
The Yellow Birds by Kevin PowersFiction ∙ 2013
The Cartographer of No Man's Land by P.S. DuffyFiction, 2014
A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony MarraFiction, 2014
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) McQuiddyNon-Fiction, 2014
In the Night of Time by Antonio Muñoz MolinaFiction, 2014
Knocking on Heaven's Door: The Path to a Better Way of Death by Katy ButlerNon-Fiction, 2014
Men We Reaped by Jesmyn WardNon-Fiction, 2014
Someone by Alice McDermottFiction, 2014
Thank You for Your Service by David FinkelNon-Fiction, 2014
The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina HenríquezFiction, 2015
The Care and Management of Lies by Jacqueline WinspearFiction, 2015
Land of love and drowning : a novel by Tiphanie YaniqueFiction, 2015
No Man's Land: Preparing for War and Peace in Post-9/11 America by Elizabeth D. SametNon-Fiction, 2015
The Other Side: a Memoir by Lacy M. JohnsonNon-Fiction, 2015
There Was and There Was Not: A Journey Through Hate and Possibility in Turkey, Armenia, and Beyond by Meline ToumaniNon-Fiction, 2015
An Untamed State by Roxane GayFiction, 2015
Who We Be: A Cultural History of Race in Post-Civil Rights America by Jeff ChangNon-Fiction, 2015
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi CoatesNon-Fiction, 2016
Green on Blue: A Novel by Elliot AckermanFiction, 2016
A Little Life by Hanya YanagiharaFiction, 2016
Orhan's Inheritance by Aline OhanesianFiction, 2016
The Reason You Walk: A Memoir by Wab KinewNon-Fiction, 2016
Showdown: Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Court Nomination That Changed America by Wil HaygoodNon-Fiction, 2016
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 RussellNon-Fiction, 2016
Youngblood by Matt GallagherFiction, 2016
Barkskins by Annie ProulxFiction, 2017
The Fortunes by Peter Ho DaviesFiction, 2017
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J. D. VanceNonfiction, 2017
The Hundred-Year Walk: An Armenian Odyssey by Dawn Anahid MacKeenNonfiction, 2017
Perfume River by Robert Olen ButlerFiction, 2017
The Song Poet: A Memoir of My Father by Kao Kalia YangNonfiction, 2017
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead 2017
While the City Slept: A Love Lost to Violence and a Young Man's Descent into Madness by Eli SandersNonfiction, 2017
Enduring Vietnam: An American Generation and Its War by James WrightNonfiction, 2018
Exit West by Mohsin HamidFiction, 2018
Ghost of the Innocent Man: A True Story of Trial and Redemption by Benjamin RachlinNonfiction, 2018
Go, Went, Gone by Jenny ErpenbeckFiction, 2018
Lolas' House: Filipino Women Living with War by M. Evelina GalangNonfiction, 2018
The Newcomers: Finding Refuge, Friendship, and Hope in an American Classroom by Helen ThorpeNonfiction, 2018
Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward2018
Spaceman of Bohemia by Jaroslav KalfarFiction, 2018
I Should Have Honor: A Story of Hope and Pride in Pakistan by Khalida BrohiNonfiction, 2019
There There by Tommy OrangeFiction, 2019
10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World by Elif Shafaknot in English Common KnowledgeFiction, 2020
Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do by Jennifer L. Eberhardt PhDnot in English Common KnowledgeNonfiction, 2020
Grace Will Lead Us Home: The Charleston Church Massacre and the Hard, Inspiring Journey to Forgiveness by Jennifer Berry Hawesnot in English Common KnowledgeNonfiction, 2020
Know My Name: A Memoir by Chanel Millernot in English Common KnowledgeNonfiction, 2020
Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luisellinot in English Common KnowledgeFiction, 2020
The Nickel Boys by Colson Whiteheadnot in English Common KnowledgeFiction, 2020
Our Man: Richard Holbrooke and the End of the American Century by George Packernot in English Common KnowledgeNonfiction, 2020
Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland by Patrick Radden Keefenot in English Common KnowledgeNonfiction, 2020
We Cast a Shadow by Maurice Carlos Ruffinnot in English Common KnowledgeFiction, 2020
What You Have Heard Is True: A Memoir of Witness and Resistance by Carolyn Forchénot in English Common KnowledgeNonfiction, 2020
The World That We Knew by Alice Hoffmannot in English Common KnowledgeFiction, 2020
The Beauty in Breaking: A Memoir by Michele Harpernot in English Common KnowledgeNonfiction, 2021
Carry: A Memoir of Survival on Stolen Land by Toni Jensennot in English Common KnowledgeNonfiction, 2021
Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkersonnot in English Common Knowledge 2021
Deacon King Kong by James McBridenot in English Common Knowledge 2021
See No Stranger: A Memoir and Manifesto of Revolutionary Love by Valarie Kaurnot in English Common KnowledgeNonfiction, 2021
The Sentence by Louise Erdrich 2021
Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuartnot in English Common Knowledge 2021
Valentine by Elizabeth Wetmorenot in English Common KnowledgeFiction, 2021