Chautauqua Prize Winners
2017 Chautauqua Prize Winner Announced
Chautauqua Institution is delighted to announce The Fortunes (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) by Peter Ho Davies as the 2017 winner of The Chautauqua Prize.
As author of the winning book, Davies receives $7,500 and all travel and expenses for himself and his family for a one-week summer residency at Chautauqua from July 8 to 15, 2017. A public reading will take place at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 12, on the Institution's grounds.
The Fortunes was one of six exceptional books that made up the 2017 finalists for The Chautauqua Prize.
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.
Details on The Chautauqua Prize are available online. Books published in 2017 will be accepted as submissions for the 2018 Prize beginning in September 2017.