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Dayton Literary Peace Prize shortlist named

2nd September 2010

The novels that have been shortlisted for the 2010 Dayton Literary Peace Prize in fiction have been announced.

A Postcard from the Volcano by Lucy Beckett, Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese and The Thing Around Your Neck by Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche are among the six novels contesting the USD 10,000 (GBP 6,495) award.

The Dayton Literary Peace Prize Foundation also included Ha Jin's A Good Fall, The Book of Night Women by Marlon James and Eugenia Kim's The Calligrapher's Daughter on its shortlist.

Sharon Rab, chair of the foundation, commented: 'This year's finalists help readers to see pressing global issues through the eyes of individuals whose lives are immediately affected by the larger forces around them.'

The winner of the prize, which was founded to recognise how literature can promote non-violent conflict resolution and peace, will be announced on September 22nd.

Last year, the Dayton Literary Peace Prize for fiction was won by Richard Bausch for his aptly-titled work Peace, which also took the American Library Association's W.Y. Boyd Prize for excellence in military fiction.
 

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