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Colm Tóibín Wins Award That Celebrates The Power Of Literature To Foster Peace

Posted at 5:17PM Thursday 13 Jul 2017

Irish novelist, journalist and essayist Colm Tóibín is this year's winner of a US lifetime achievement award that celebrates the power of literature to foster peace, social justice and global understanding.

Dayton Literary Peace Prize officials named Tóibín, whose wide range of work has drawn from his native Ireland, his life as a gay man and his travels as an international journalist, for the Richard C Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award.

It is named after the late US diplomat who brokered the 1995 Bosnia peace accords reached in Ohio.

Irish Times

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