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APNewsBreak: Ohio literary peace award to Marilynne Robinson

Writer Marilynne Robinson has been named the winner of a lifetime achievement award that celebrates the power of literature to foster peace, social justice and global understanding.

Dayton Literary Peace Prize organizers announced Wednesday that Robinson, 72, will receive this year's Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award, named for the late U.S. diplomat who brokered the 1995 Bosnia peace accords reached in Ohio.

Robinson won the Pulitzer Prize in 2005 for "Gilead," the first of a trilogy of Iowa-set novels that includes "Home" and "Lila." Her 1980 book "Housekeeping" explored themes of family and home in a story about...