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September 2010
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Dayton Literary Peace Prize 2010 Awards

Zeitoun

Dave Eggers was named the 2010 Dayton Literary Peace Prize nonfiction award winner for his book Zeitoun, the story of the Zeitoun family as they navigate the uncertainties of pre- and post-Katrina New Orleans. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's The Thing Around Your Neck was the 2010 runner-up in the fiction category. Her collection of short stories offers a penetrating look at both Nigeria and America that maps the collision of two cultures and the deeply human struggle to reconcile them.

Last year the Dayton Literary Peace Price Lifetime Achievement Award was given to Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, authors of Half the Sky, in recognition of their work dealing with human rights issues in Asia, Africa, and the developing world.

In Brief
Antonio Damasio, author of Self Comes to Mind, was awarded the 2010 Honda Prize "for his pioneering efforts and remarkable contributions in the world of neuroscience." Damasio is the 31st Honda Prize laureate, one of the most important national awards for scientific achievement, and will receive 10 million yen ($120,000).
"A Letter to Elia," a documentary directed by Martin Scorsese and Kent Jones about filmmaker Elia Kazan's life and career, will be shown on PBS's "American Masters" series on October 4, and will be included in the Elia Kazan Film Collection boxed set that will be released on November 9. The documentary will also be screened at the upcoming New York Film Festival. Kazan's book, Kazan on Directing, which is drawn from his notebooks, letters, interviews, and autobiography, is available in paperback from Vintage.

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