by Phil Klay

Chautauqua Institution is delighted to announce Redeployment (The Penguin Press) by Phil Klay as the 2015 winner of The Chautauqua Prize.

As author of the winning book, Klay receives $7,500 and all travel and expenses for himself and his wife for a one-week summer residency at CHQ. He will host a public reading and a book signing on Saturday, July 25, at the Hall of Philosophy.

While his Week Four residency will be the first time Klay visits CHQ, he said he has fond memories of childhood trips to Lakeside Chautauqua, an Ohio community that is part of the Chautauqua Trail.

“I’m thrilled to come to the original CHQ,” Klay said. “I’m incredibly honored by this, and looking forward to meeting folks there.”


A July 25 public reading of the Chautauqua Prize winner Redeployment by Phil Klay will be held at 1:30 in the Hall of Philosophy.


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





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The Bully of Order
by Brian Hart (HarperCollins)

by Lily King
(Grove Atlantic/Atlantic Monthly)





by Phil Klay
(The Penguin Press)

All Eyes Are Upon Us
by Jason Sokol
(Basic Books)

The Scatter Here is Too Great
by Bilal Tanweer

The Witch
by Jean Thompson
(Blue Rider Press)

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


There is no other implicit or explicit relationship between The Chautauqua Prize and other Chautauqua Institution literary programs.

prizeLG2015 Call for Nominations

The Chautauqua Prize  |  $7,500 PRIZE to be awarded during Chautauqua’s 2015 summer season.
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.
Deadline: December 15, 2014

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From the toddler whose grandparents are helping choose her first book to the octogenarian devouring the uncountable, Chautauquans have an extraordinary involvement with the written word.