Cristina Henríquez a Finalist for 2015 Dayton Literary Peace Prize

By Tim Cheng | September 11 2015 | Humanities & Social Sciences

Congratulations to Cristina Henríquez, who has been selected as a finalist for the 2015 Dayton Literary Peace Prize for her novel The Book of Unknown Americans. To be eligible for the 2015 awards, English-language books must be published or translated into English in 2014 and address the theme of peace on a variety of levels—between individuals, among families and communities, or between nations, religions, or ethnic groups. Sharon Rab, founder and co-chair of the award, said: “The finalists bring . . . issues of gender, race, immigration, environment, war, poverty, corruption [into focus]—the list seems endless and the solutions seem impossible to achieve. Yet, the books also provide the pathway to peace: education, empathy and an understanding of history. Knowing how we got here can help us find our way out.” The awards will be presented at a 10th anniversary gala on Sunday, November 1, at the Benjamin and Marian Schuster Center in downtown Dayton.