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

by Andrew Krivak

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