Chautauqua Institution announced the 2017 finalists for The Chautauqua Prize, now in its sixth year:
The General vs. The President: MacArthur and Truman at the Brink of Nuclear War, by H.W. Brands (Doubleday) The Fortunes, by Peter Ho Davies (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) Blood River Rising: The Thompson-Crimson Feud of the 1920s, by Victoria Pope Hubbell (Iris Press) Underground Airlines, by Ben H. Winters (Mulholland Books) American Character: A History of the Epic Struggle Between Individual Liberty and the Common Good, by Colin Woodard (Viking) The Song Poet: A Memoir of My Father, by Kao Kalia Yang (Metropolitan Books)
The winning book will be selected from this shortlist and announced in mid-May.
Awarded annually since 2012, The Chautauqua Prize draws upon Chautauqua Institution’s considerable literary legacy to celebrate a book that provides a richly rewarding reading experience and to honor the author for a significant contribution to the literary arts. The author of the winning book will receive $7,500 and all travel and expenses for a one-week summer residency at Chautauqua. For more information, visit ciweb.org/prize.