Fiction and nonfiction works honored in Cleveland

CLEVELAND (AP) — Fiction works “Kind One” by Laird Hunt and “The Yellow Birds” by Kevin Powers have been honored in Cleveland for contributions to understanding of racism and cultural diversity.

The Anisfield-Wolf book award winners were announced Monday by the Cleveland Foundation, which administers the program. Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. chaired the jury which picked winners.

Awards also were announced for Eugene Gloria’s “My Favorite Warlord” poetry and Andrew Solomon for the nonfiction “Far From the Tree.”

Nigerian playwright Wole Soyinka, a Nobel laureate and past Anisfield-Wolf winner, was honored with a lifetime achievement award.

The winners will be honored Sept. 12 in Cleveland.

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