Native American author honored with peace prize

July 23, 2019

 

A Native American author whose writings have highlighted his indigenous culture is this year's winner of a lifetime achievement award celebrating literature's power to foster peace, social justice and global understanding. 

 

Dayton Literary Peace Prize officials selected novelist, poet and essayist N. Scott Momaday for the Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award. A Kiowa Indian, Momaday earned the 1969 Pulitzer Prize for fiction with "House Made of Dawn," about a young man returning to his Kiowa pueblo after serving in the U.S. Army. His 1968 book has been credited with leading a renaissance in Native American literature...

 

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Photo: The City Club of Cleveland

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