Celebrate The Dayton Literary Peace Prize with a series of weekly discussions of the 2015 finalists. Join facilitator Andrew Slade, Associate Professor and Chair of the English Department at the University of Dayton, to go beyond plot, summary, and reader response to include those kinds of insights that literary critics can help draw out of books and readers. You do not need to have read the books to participate. Tuesdays @ 7pm September 29; October 6, 13, 20, 27.
September 29 - Land of Love and Drowning by Tiphanie Yanique; October 6 - All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr; October 13 - The Great Glass Sea by Josh Weil; October 20th - Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson; October 27th - The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace by Jeff Hobbs
The Dayton Literary Peace Prize is an international literary award given annually since 2006 to one novel and one non-fiction book, which promote an understanding of other cultures, peoples, religions, and political points of view. The Ambassador Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award is given annually to an author with a body of work which promotes peace. These prestigious prizes – truly crown jewels of the Gem City - recognize literary excellence and the power of the written word to educate, empower and change lives.