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Tim O’Brien Wins Dayton Literary Peace Prize

November 19, 2012

Last week in Dayton, Ohio, Vietnam veteran and acclaimed author Tim O’Brien fought back tears when he discussed how much winning the Dayton Literary Peace Prize for lifetime achievement meant to him. 

“For me to get an award at the end of my career with the word peace in it—I’ve been called a war writer my whole career, and I think of myself as a peace writer. I’ve always thought of myself as a peace writer, and I’m sure that my colleagues up here are all in agreement about that – that we display the ugliness and obscenities of war as a way of contrast against that alternative, that shy, unbragging word peace.”

PKPR secured extensive coverage of this year’s awards including the Associated Press, The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Los Angeles Times, The Huffington Post, Minnesota Public Radio, Austin American Statesman, and Mediabistro.