APNewsBreak: Ohio literary peace award to Marilynne Robinson

CINCINNATI (AP) — Writer Marilynne Robinson is being honored with a lifetime achievement award that celebrates the power of literature to foster peace, social justice and global understanding.

Dayton Literary Peace Prize organizers say Robinson is this year’s winner of the 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 two sisters.

The Dayton honor recognizes her overall body of novels and essays and their reflections on spirituality, politics, science and modern life.

She’ll receive the award Nov. 20 in Dayton.