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.

The Book of Unknown Americans
9780345806406
Finalist for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize for Fiction
$16.00 US
Mar 03, 2015
Paperback
304 Pages
Vintage