Thursday, April 20, 2017

Chautauqua Prize 2017 Finalists

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

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