“Are we so naïve as to think that we can bring peace to the world through words? Yes we are. What else do we have?”
– Elie Weisel
Hiroshima in the Morning has been nominated for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, “the first and only annual U.S. literary award recognizing the power of the written word to promote peace.” This year’s nominees include Nelson Mandela, Isabel Wilkerson, Kai Bird, and Siddhartha Mukherjee, among many other gifted writers. It’s an amazing honor to be nominated, and to be on any list that also has Nelson Mandela on it.
Wish me luck. Take a look at the list and read the books!