The Dayton Literary Peace Prize, inaugurated in 2006, is the first and only annual U.S. literary award recognizing the power of the written word to promote peace. The Dayton Literary Peace Prize invites nominations in adult fiction and nonfiction books published within the past year that have led readers to a better understanding of other cultures, peoples, religions, and political points of view. Both awards carry a $10,000 cash prize.
The Dayton Literary Peace Prize Foundation (DLPP) was established to advance peace through literature. We support those who write, publish, read and share works of fiction and nonfiction that promote peace and understanding.
Our goals are:
To promote peace by encouraging people to read, share, and appreciate literary works about peace,
To promote the recognition of literature as a force in achieving peace, and
To establish prizes to recognize writers and the role their books play in educating people about peace.
We're delighted to be able to showcase here titles by past and present recipients.