Penguin Random House: CASTE, DEACON KING KONG ‘21 Dayton Literary Peace Prize Contenders

Six Penguin Random House authors’ nonfiction and fiction are among the twelve finalists for the 2021 Dayton Literary Peace Prize, which celebrates the power of literature to promote peace, social justice, and global understanding.


DEACON KING KONG by James McBride (Riverhead)

CARRY: A Memoir of Survival on Stolen Land by Toni Jenson (Ballantine)
CASTE: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson (Random House)
SEE NO STRANGER: A Memoir and Manifesto of Revolutionary Love by Valarie Kaur (One World)
THE BEAUTY IN BREAKING: A Memoir by Michele Harper (Riverhead)
THE ROAD FROM RAQQA: A Story of Brotherhood, Borders, and Belonging by Jordan Ritter Conn (Ballantine)
A winner and runner-up in both fiction and nonfiction will be announced on September 22, with the winners receiving an honorarium of $10,000 and runners-up receiving $5,000. This year’s honorees will be recognized, along with the 2020 winners, during a November gala weekend.

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