2018 Dayton Literary Peace Prize Shortlist Announced

The Dayton Literary Peace Prize Foundation has announced the 2018 finalists for its annual awards in fiction and nonfiction. Dedicated to “recognizing the power of literature to promote peace and reconciliation,” the prize will be awarded on September 18. To follow is a complete list of finalists, linked to their Booklist reviews when available. For more information, click here.



Exit West, by Mohsin Hamid

Go, Went, Gone, by Jenny Erpenbeck

Pachinko, by Min Jin Lee

Salt Houses, by Hala Alyan

Sing, Unburied, Sing, by Jesmyn Ward

Spaceman of Bohemia, by Jaroslav Kalfar





Enduring Vietnam, by James Wright

Ghost of the Innocent Man, by Benjamin Rachlin

Lolas’ House, by M. Evelina Galang

Reading with Patrick, by Michelle Kuo

The Newcomers, by Helen Thorpe

We Were Eight Years in Power, by Ta-Nehisi Coates



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