2023 Chautauqua Prize Shortlist

2023 Chautauqua Prize Shortlist titles, stackedChautauqua Institution has announced 11 exceptional books as the 2023 finalists for The Chautauqua Prize, now in its 12th year. These 11 books represent the largest group of finalists ever selected for the Prize, from a yet-again record-breaking number of submissions from publishers, agents and authors. 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.  Read the full announcement on chq.org.

Congratulations to all the finalists!

(A note to CLSC members: remember that while the prize-winning selection counts toward graduation requirements, the rest of the list will not.  We're excited about all of them, though, and you should read them anyway!)

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The Song of the Cell: An Exploration of Medicine and the New Human By Siddhartha Mukherjee Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9781982117351
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Published: Scribner - October 25th, 2022

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The Song of the Cell is the Winner of the 2023 Chautauqua Prize! 
Read the announcement on chq.org.


The Black Period: On Personhood, Race, and Origin By Hafizah Augustus Geter Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780593448649
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Published: Random House - September 20th, 2022

Border Hacker: A Tale of Treachery, Trafficking, and Two Friends on the Run By Levi Vonk Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9781645037057
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Published: Bold Type Books - April 26th, 2022

A Down Home Meal for These Difficult Times: Stories By Meron Hadero Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781632061188
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Published: Restless Books - June 28th, 2022

Four Treasures of the Sky: A Novel By Jenny Tinghui Zhang Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250811806
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Published: Flatiron Books - April 4th, 2023

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Horse: A Novel By Geraldine Brooks Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780399562969
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Published: Viking - June 14th, 2022

The Latecomer: A Novel By Jean Hanff Korelitz Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781250790798
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Published: Celadon Books - May 31st, 2022

Night of the Living Rez By Morgan Talty Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781953534187
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Published: Tin House Books - July 5th, 2022

The Orchard: A Novel By Kristina Gorcheva-Newberry Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780593356036
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Published: Ballantine Books - March 7th, 2023

Solito: A Memoir By Javier Zamora Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593498064
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Published: Hogarth - September 6th, 2022

Stories from the Tenants Downstairs By Sidik Fofana Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781982145811
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Published: Scribner - August 16th, 2022

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