TA-NEHISI COATES, winner of the 2018 Dayton Literary Peace Prize for Nonfiction for We Were Eight Years in Power, will receive the award at a special presentation at the new Kettering Fairmont High School Auditorium at 3301 Shroyer Road in Kettering at 7 pm on Thursday, March 21. He was unable to attend the formal award ceremony last October.
The event, brought to you by The Dayton Literary Peace Prize Foundation, is free, but requires a ticket. The tickets are available via Eventbrite. The doors will open at 6:15 pm on March 21. Parking is available next to the school.
Books&Co. will have Ta-Nehisi Coates books available for sale at the auditorium. A book signing will follow the program. Books will be signed, but not personalized.
Ta-Nehisi Coates is a distinguished writer in residence at NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute. He is the author of the bestselling books The Beautiful Struggle, We Were Eight Years in Power, and Between the World and Me, which won the National Book Award in 2015. He is a recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship and is also the current author of the Marvel comics The Black Panther and Captain America.