Chautauqua Prize

The Chautauqua Prize is an annual American literary award established by the Chautauqua Institute in 2012.
The winner receives US$7,500 and all travel and expenses for a one-week summer residency at Chautauqua.
It is a "national prize that celebrates a book of fiction or literary/narrative nonfiction that provides a richly rewarding reading experience and honors the author for a significant contribution to the literary arts."

 

2013 selection

Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis

Chautauqua Prize 2013

by Timothy Egan

How a lone man’s epic obsession led to one of America’s greatest cultural treasures: Prize-winning writer Timothy Egan tells the riveting, cinematic story behind the most famous photographs in Native American...


2012 selection

The Sojourn

Chautauqua Prize 2012, Dayton Literary Peace Prize for Fiction 2012

by Andrew Krivak

A stunning debut novel of brutality and survival on the Southern Front of World War I.