Runners-up are Wil Haygood's "Tigerland," about an inner city Ohio school's 1969 athletic triumphs, in nonfiction and Richard Powers' Pulitzer Prize-winning "The Overstory," about human impact on forests, in fiction.
Winners receive $10,000 each and runners-up $5,000 each. A Nov. 3 gala is planned in Dayton. The group earlier named native American writer N. Scott Momaday for its lifetime achievement award . The literary peace prizes grew out of the 1995 Bosnia peace accords negotiated in the southwestern Ohio city.