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Bausch lands prestigious writing award

Richard Bausch
Richard Bausch
Richard Bausch, who holds the Moss Chair of Excellence in English at the University of Memphis, has won the Dayton Literary Peace Prize for his novel Peace. He will be honored at a ceremony Nov. 8 in Dayton, Ohio, where he will accept the $10,000 first prize in the fiction category.

The Dayton Literary Peace Prize is the only international literary peace award in the United States. It stems from the Dayton Peace Prize, which commemorates the 1995 Dayton Peace Accords that ended the war in Bosnia. The award honors the power of literature to foster peace.

Set among American solders in Italy during World War II, Peace deals with the human cost of war.

“I am excited to have won the prize, especially when I see the books that were nominated along with mine,” said Bausch. “It is heartening to be judged worthy of inclusion with that company, and to be singled out among them is deeply humbling.”

Bausch has penned 11 novels and seven collections of short stories, including Take Me Back, The Last Good Time and Thanksgiving Night.

Bausch has received a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, a Guggenheim fellowship and the Lila Wallace-Readers Digest Writers Award.

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