Jamaican-born author Marlon James has been named the fiction winner of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize for his novel, “The Book of Night Women.” The book (his second) is set during a Jamaican slave revolt at the end of the 18th century. It was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle award in fiction and the winner of a Minnesota Book Award. For this Dayton Literary Peace Prize, James will receive a $10,000 honorarium. He will be honored at a ceremony to be held on November 7 at the Benjamin and Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center in Dayton, Ohio.
The Dayton Literary Peace Prize was founded in 2006 as an outgrowth of the Dayton Peace Prize, which commemorates the 1995 Dayton Peace Accords ending the war in Bosnia. It celebrates the power of literature to promote peace and global understanding.
“The Book of Night Women” is available online @Amazon.