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The Book of Night Women wins Dayton Literary Peace Prize

29th September 2010

Marlon James has won the 2010 Dayton Literary Peace Prize for Fiction with his novel The Book of Night Women.

Founded in honour of the Dayton Peace Accords that ended the conflict in Bosnia in 1995, the prize awards USD 10,000 (GBP 6,300) to literature that promotes non-violent conflict resolution and peace.

Katherine Vaz, a member of the judging panel, described The Book of Night Women as a 'harrowing, unforgettable journey' that examines the plight of slaves in 18th century Jamaica.

'Though the novel is harsh, it is worth recalling that it is based upon the implacably awful truths of the history of the treatment of slaves,' she added.

In winning the 2010 Dayton Literary Peace Prize for Fiction, the book saw off competition from a shortlist that included The Thing Around Your Neck by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Ha Jin's A Good Fall and Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese.

Jamaica-born James published his first novel, John Crow's Devil, in 2005 and has previously been shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize.
 

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