Chanel Miller and the cover of Miller's memoir, "Know My Name." AP
Chanel Miller is among the winners of a prestigious book award for her soul-bearing memoir, where she reclaims her identity after being known as an anonymous victim of a highly publicized sexual assault.
The Dayton Literary Peace Price announced Miller's "Know My Name” memoir as the winner of its nonfiction award. Alice Hoffman's "The World That We Knew,” a novel that explores love and resistance amid the Holocaust, won the fiction award, the organization announced Wednesday.
Hoffman’s novel follows three women in 1941 Berlin where they are shadowed by evil.
Miller's memoir details her 2015 sexual assault by Brock Turner outside a Stanford University fraternity house and how it and the national coverage of the trial impacted her life. Miller's victim impact statement she read at Turner's sentencing went viral, becoming a rallying cry for victims of sexual abuse.
Her book was the first time she identified herself publicly.
Christy Lefteri’s "The Beekeeper of Aleppo,” which follows the story of an immigrant beekeeper and his wife in the Syrian war was named runner-up for fiction, while Jennifer Eberhardt’s "Biased,” about ow unconscious bias shapes human behavior from the classroom to the courtroom was named runner-up for nonfiction.
Winners receive a $10,000 honorarium and runners-up receive $5,000.
Inspired by the 1995 Dayton Peace Accords that ended the war in Bosnia, the prize celebrates the power of literature to foster peace, social justice and understanding. This year’s winners will be honored in Dayton on June 27, 2021.
Organizers earlier announced that Margaret Atwood, whose works include "The Handmaid's Tale,” won a lifetime achievement award.
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