Off the Radar wins 2016 Chautauqua Prize2016CHQPrizeWinner

Chautauqua Institution is delighted to announce Off the Radar: A Father’s Secret, a Mother’s Heroism, and a Son’s Quest (Blue Rider Press) by Cyrus Copeland as the 2016 winner of The Chautauqua Prize.

As author of the winning book, Copeland receives $7,500 and all travel and expenses for himself and his family for a one-week summer residency at Chautauqua from Aug. 7 to 13, 2016. He will host a public reading and book signing at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10, in the Hall of Philosophy.

Copeland received news of the Prize while abroad, preparing to embark on the Camino de Santiago which, he said, “makes this the first time a blessing was delivered before a pilgrimage.”

"I'm grateful to the book lovers and tastemakers at Chautauqua,” Copeland said, “and humbled to be in the company of other great authors.”

Press Kit:
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The Chautauqua Prize 2016 Finalists

 Its what i do lynsey addario

king of the gypsies lenore myka

granada steven nightingale

nagasaki susan southard

It's What I Do: A Photographer's Life of Love and War
by Lynsey Addario (The Penguin Press)

King of the Gypsies: Stories
by Lenore Myka (BkMk Press)

Granada: A Pomegranate in the Hand of God
by Steven Nightingale (Counterpoint Press)

Nagasaki: Life After Nuclear War
by Susan Southard 

 no.4 imperial lane jonathan weisman

No. 4 Imperial Lane
by Jonathan Weisman
(Twelve Books)

Press Kit:
Full press release | The Chautauqua Prize logo (pdf)