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Guy Mendes contributes Wendell Berry photo to Wikipedia

With the help of the good folks at The Berry Center, we have received from photographer Guy Mendes a delightful photo for use in the Wikipedia article on Mr. Berry. Mr. Mendes has very generously released this photo under a Creative Commons license which allows the photo to be widely used.

I am also very thankful to photographer David A. Marshall, who created and donated the previous (and original) photo of Mr. Berry reading at Indiana's Frankfort Library in 2004 or 2005.


See the photo at Wikimedia Commons.

Wendell Berry receives Literary Peace Prize

Writer and farmer Wendell Berry was honored at the Dayton Literary Peace Prize gala Sunday for his lifelong pursuit of peace through his novels, essays, short stories and poems.

Berry was awarded the 2013 Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award, one of three awards presented during the eighth-annual event, the first and only U.S. award to recognize the power of literature to influence peace.


Wendell Berry receives Holbrooke Award tonight

In recognition of a lifetime of letters exploring how humans can live more harmoniously with both the land and each other, Wendell Berry, the novelist, essayist, poet, farmer, and activist, will receive the 2013 Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award, organizers of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize announced today.

Inspired by the 1995 Dayton Peace Accords that ended the war in Bosnia, The Dayton Literary Peace Prize is the only international literary peace prize awarded in the United States. The Prize celebrates the power of literature to promote peace, social justice, and global understanding. The Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award is named in honor of the celebrated U.S. diplomat, who played an instrumental role in negotiating the Accords. The award, which recognizes authors for their complete body of work, will be presented to Berry at a gala ceremony in Dayton on November 3, 2013. 2012 winner Tim O'Brien will present the award to Berry.

via Dayton Literary Peace Prize