The Dayton Literary Peace Prize Foundation has named Wendell Berry as the winner of the 2013 Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award. The award comes with a $10,000 honorarium.
Berry will be honored at a gala ceremony scheduled to take place on November 3rd. Tim O’Brien, last year’s winner, will present the award to him. Berry’s essays, books, and extensive body of work has influenced many writers including Bill McKibben, Michael Pollan and Barbara Kingsolver.
He gave this statement in the release: “In a time that spends so many words and dollars upon conflict, it is encouraging to be noticed for having said a few words in favor of peace.”
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