Posted on September 29, 2022 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Congratulations to the winners of the 2022 Dayton Literary Peace Prize!

The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois by Honorée Fanonne Jeffers is the fiction winner; the novel explores centuries of Black history through the eyes of a contemporary narrator working to come to terms with her identity. 

How the Word is Passed by Clint Smith is the nonfiction winner; the book uses landmarks and monuments to illustrate how slavery has shaped our nation’s history — and ourselves.

Each winner receives $10,000, and interestingly, both writers have won that purse with a work that's their first in that particular medium. 

The Dayton Literary Peace Prize honors "writers whose work uses the power of literature to foster peace, social justice, and global understanding."

Earlier this summer, the prize announced that Wil Haygood, author of The Butler, would receive the Ambassador Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award in a separate ceremony.

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