Margaret Atwood wins Dayton Peace Literary Prize | Books

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Margaret Atwood, whose vast body of work includes The Handmaid’s Tale, a depiction of a nightmarish totalitarian future for the United States, has won a Lifetime Achievement Award that celebrates the power of literature to foster peace, social justice and global understanding.The Canadian writer will receive the Richard C Holbrooke Award of Excellence, officials of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize announced on Monday. The award is named after the late American diplomat who negotiated the 1995 Bosnian peace accords in the city of Ohio.

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