Dayton Literary Peace Prize for Nonfiction

 

2017 selection

What Have We Done: The Moral Injury of Our Longest Wars

Dayton Literary Peace Prize for Nonfiction 2017

by David Wood

Winner of the 2017 Dayton Literary Peace Prize

From Pulitzer Prize-­winning journalist David Wood, a battlefield view of moral injury, the signature wound of America's 21st century wars.

Most Americans are now...


2016 selection

Nagasaki: Life After Nuclear War

Dayton Literary Peace Prize for Nonfiction 2016

by Susan Southard

“[A] reminder of just how horrible nuclear weapons are.”—The Wall Street Journal

A devastating read that highlights man’s capacity to wreak destruction, but in which one also catches a glimpse of all...


2015 selection

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption

Dayton Literary Peace Prize for Nonfiction 2015

by Bryan Stevenson

#1 New York Times Bestseller | Named one of the Best Books of the Year by The New York Times • The Washington Post • The Boston Globe • The Seattle Times • Esquire • Time

 

Winner of the Carnegie...


2014 selection

Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here: Untold Stories from the Fight Against Muslim Fundamentalism

Dayton Literary Peace Prize for Nonfiction 2014

by Karima Bennoune

With a new afterword. “Compelling, meticulously researched. Should be required reading.”—Washington Post In Lahore, Pakistan, Faizan Peerzada resisted being relegated to a “dark corner” by staging...


2013 selection

Far From the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity

Wellcome Book Prize 2014, Dayton Literary Peace Prize for Nonfiction 2013, Green Carnation Prize 2013, National Book Critics Circle Award for General Non-fiction 2012

by Andrew Solomon

From the National Book Award–winning author of The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression comes a monumental new work, a decade in the writing, about family. In Far from the Tree, Andrew Solomon tells the stories...


2012 selection

To End All Wars: A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914-1918

Dayton Literary Peace Prize for Nonfiction 2012

by Adam Hochschild

In a riveting, suspenseful narrative with haunting echoes for our own time, Adam Hochschild brings WWI to life as never before, focusing on the long-ignored moral drama of its critics, alongside its generals...


2011 selection

In the Place of Justice: A Story of Punishment and Deliverance

Dayton Literary Peace Prize for Nonfiction 2011

by Wilbert Rideau

Wilbert Rideau, an award-winning journalist who spent forty-four years in prison, delivers a remarkable memoir of crime, punishment, and ultimate triumph.

 

After killing a bank teller in a moment of panic...


2010 selection

Zeitoun

Dayton Literary Peace Prize for Nonfiction 2010, Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Current Interest 2009

by Dave Eggers

National Bestseller 

The true story of one family, caught between America’s two biggest policy disasters: the war on terror and the response to Hurricane Katrina.

 

Abdulrahman and Kathy Zeitoun run a house-painting...


2008 selection

Brother, I'm Dying

Dayton Literary Peace Prize for Nonfiction 2008, National Book Critics Circle Award for Memoir/Autobiography 2007

by Edwidge Danticat

Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography

A National Book Award Finalist

A New York Times Notable Book

From the age of four, award-winning writer Edwidge Danticat came to think of her uncle...


2007 selection

Nonviolence: The History of a Dangerous Idea

Dayton Literary Peace Prize for Nonfiction 2007

by Mark Kurlansky & Dalai Lama

In this timely, highly original, and controversial narrative, New York Times bestselling author Mark Kurlansky discusses nonviolence as a distinct entity, a course of action, rather than a mere state of mind....