The Fact of A Body Wins 2018 Chautauqua Prize

CHQPrize 2018 winnerChautauqua Institution is delighted to announce The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir (Flatiron Books), by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich, as the 2018 winner of The Chautauqua Prize.

As author of the winning book, Marzano-Lesnevich receives $7,500 and all travel and expenses for a summer residency at Chautauqua from Aug. 1 to 6, 2018. A public reading will take place at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3, in the Hall of Philosophy on the Institution's grounds.

Marzano-Lesnevich said she was honored to receive The Chautauqua Prize, and "that the award comes from an institution with such a long history of creating space for rigorous, rewarding interdisciplinary and cross-genre dialogue makes it particularly meaningful at this moment in our national history, with our urgent need for socially engaged art."

"I very much look forward to attending the Institution this summer, and to all the rich conversations that will unfold there," Marzano-Lesnevich said.

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The Chautauqua Prize 2018 Finalists

SaltHouses finalist

HighNoon finalist

TheFutilitarians finalist

TheWanderers finalist

Salt Houses
by Hala Alyan
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

High Noon: The Hollywood Blacklist and the Making of an American Classic 
by Glenn Frankel (Bloomsbury)

The Futilitarians: Our Year of Thinking, Drinking, Grieving, and Reading
by Anne Gisleson
(Little, Brown)

The Wanderers
by Meg Howrey
(G.P. Putnam's Sons)

 TheSignalFlame finalist

 TheFactOfABody finalist

 TheWorldsWeThinkWeKnow finalist


The Signal Flame
by Andrew Krivák

The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir
by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich
(Flatiron Books)

The Worlds We Think We Know
by Dalia Rosenfeld (Milkweed Editions)