DAYTON, Ohio (AP) -- Kentucky-based writer Wendell Berry is among those being honored Sunday at the Dayton Literary Peace Prize gala ceremony.
Berry was named earlier as winner of the Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award. It is named for the late U.S. diplomat who brokered the 1995 Dayton peace accords on Bosnia. Berry was chosen for this year's award in recognition of his books, poems and essays exploring the need for humans to live in harmony with their surroundings.
Also receiving awards will be Adam Johnson in fiction for "The Orphan Master's Son" and Andrew Solomon in nonfiction for "Far From the Tree."
The annual awards celebrate the power of literature to promote peace. A panel discussion at Sinclair Community College precedes the ceremony at the Schuster Performing Arts Center.