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Author, activist Gloria Steinem honoured at Ohio city's celebration of literary peace prizes

Last Updated Nov 2, 2015 at 10:20 am EST

In this Monday, Oct. 19, 2015, photo, Gloria Steinem talks to a reporter at her home in New York. On Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015, Steinem was presented with the 2015 Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award at the annual awards presentation, in Dayton, Ohio. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

DAYTON, Ohio – Author and activist Gloria Steinem was among those honoured at an Ohio city’s celebration of the power of literature to foster peace, social justice and global understanding.

The Dayton Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/1Q5wQKv) Steinem was presented with the 2015 Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award at the annual awards presentation Sunday.

The presentation came during events commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Dayton Peace Accords on Bosnia that were negotiated in the southwest Ohio city. The agreement finalized on Nov. 21, 1995, ended a war in Bosnia.

The award given to Steinem honours Holbrooke, the late U.S. diplomat who brokered the agreement.

The Dayton Literary Peace Prize winner for nonfiction was “Just Mercy” by Bryan Stevenson. Josh Weil won for fiction with “The Great Glass Sea.”

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Information from: Dayton Daily News, http://www.daytondailynews.com

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