Dayton Literary Peace Prize Foundation Unveils Shortlists

By Maryann Yin 

Dayton Prize 200 (GalleyCat)The Dayton Literary Peace Prize Foundation has announced the titles that made it onto the fiction and nonfiction shortlists for the 2016 Dayton Literary Peace Prize. We’ve posted the full list below.

The two winners and two runners-up will be announced on October 11. The winners will each receive $10,000 in prize money while the runners-up will get $2,500.

Sharon Rab, co-chair of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize Foundation, gave this statement in the press release: “Many of this year’s finalists explore the contradictory strength and fragility of the family bond, and the threat that external forces such as poverty, war, and prejudice can place on that bond. Through these narratives we explore the sources of conflict within the family but also what our immediate relationships can teach us about healing and reconciliation in the larger world.”

2016 Dayton Literary Peace Prize — Fiction Finalists

A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

Delicious Foods by James Hannaham

Green on Blue by Elliot Ackerman

Orhan’s Inheritance by Aline Ohanesian

The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen

Youngblood by Matt Gallagher

2016 Dayton Literary Peace Prize — Nonfiction Finalists

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Find Me Unafraid by Kennedy Odede and Jessica Posner

Nagasaki by Susan Southard

Showdown: Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Court Nomination That Changed America by Wil Haygood

The Reason You Walk by Wab Kinew

The Train to Crystal City by Jan Jarboe Russell