The Dayton Literary Peace Prize Foundation has announced the prize winners for 2011. The winner for fiction is Chang-rae Lee’s The Surrendered, and the winner for nonfiction is Wilbert Rideau’s In the Place of Justice: a Story of Punishment and Deliverance.
Runners-up are Maaza Mengiste’s Beneath the Lion’s Gaze (for fiction) and Isabel Wilkerson’s The Warmth of Other Suns: the Epic Story of American’s Great Migration (for nonfiction).
You can read a press release announcing the prize winners at the prize’s website, and we’ve compiled some other web resources that might be of interest:
- The Atlantic’s interview with Chang-rae Lee, discussing The Surrendered at length
- Color Magazine‘s interview with Lee
- Asia Literary Review‘s interview with Lee
- Wilbert Rideau discusses In the Place of Justice and its background with Mother Jones
- The Telegraph interviews Rideau
- Rideau speaks to NPR’s Terry Gross
- NPR interviews Maaza Mengiste (also read an excerpt from her novel)
- Q&A with Mengiste in Tadias Magazine
- Interview with Mengiste at d’Afrique
- Isabel Wilkerson interviewed by Henry Louis Gates (video)
- Wilkerson speaks to NPR’s Terry Gross
- Wilkerson interviewed at literary blog Sophisticated Dorkiness