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Dayton Literary Prize finalists revealed.

25th August 2011

The finalists for the 2011 Dayton Literary Prize, which celebrates the power of literature to promote peace, non-violent conflict resolution and global understanding, have been announced.

The fiction works in contention include Chang-rae Lee's Surrendered, How to Read the Air by Dinaw Mengestu and Mark Mustian's The Gendarme.

Connor Grennan's Little Princes, Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand and Crossing Mandelbaum Gate by former Pulitzer Prize winner Kai Bird are among the non-fiction books in contention for the award, which carries a USD 10,000 (GBP 6,100) prize.

Sharon Rab, chair of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize Foundation, said this year's finalists help readers to see 'pressing political issues' through the eyes of people whose lives are inextricably bound to the world around them.

'Each work, in its own way, reminds us that even the most personal decisions can have a profound effect on the lives of people halfway around the globe and far into the future,' she added.

The winners of the fiction and non-fiction prizes will be announced on September 20th, with each of the runners up receiving $1,000.

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