Timothy Egan’s ‘Shadow Catcher’ Wins Chautauqua Prize

Kudo recognizes Timothy Egan book about photog's quest to document Native American tribes

Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher,” a book by Timothy Egan about the quest of photog Edward Curtis to document Native American tribes in the early 20th century, has nabbed the Chautauqua Prize.

Kudo comes with $7,500 and a weeklong residency this summer at the Chautauqua Institution, a prominent educational and spiritual learning center located along Chautauqua Lake in southwestern New York state. The org’s book prize is in its second year.

Finalists for this year’s honor were “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain; “The Presidents Club” by Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy; “Devil in the Grove” by Gilbert King; “The Song of Achilles” by Madeline Miller; and “The Names of Things” by John Colman Wood.

Egan is a New York Times staff writer and the 2006 National Book Award winner for “The Worst Hard Time.”

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