Susan Southard’s Nagasaki won in the nonfiction category while Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Sympathizer won in the fiction category. Kennedy Odede and Jessica Posner Odede’s Find Me Unafraid was named the nonfiction runner-up while James Hannaham’s Delicious Foods was named the fiction runner-up.
Here’s more from the press release: “Inspired by the 1995 Dayton Peace Accords that ended the war in Bosnia, The Dayton Literary Peace Prize is the only international literary peace prize awarded in the United States. The Prize celebrates the power of literature to promote peace, social justice, and global understanding. This year’s winners will be honored at a gala ceremony hosted by award-winning journalist Nick Clooney in Dayton on November 20th.”