Paul Cowan Non-Fiction Award

Feather: The Evolution of a Natural Miracle
by Thor Hanson (Uganda 1993-95)

The Lion of Judah in the New World: Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia and the Shaping of Americans’ Attitudes toward Africa
By Theodore M. Vestal (PC/Ethiopia 1964-66)

Ukraine: Discover the Real Ukraine
By Ashley Hardaway (Ukraine 2006-08)

Girls of the Factory: A Year with the Garment Workers of Fes
By M. Laetitia Cairoli (Morocco 1985-87)

The African-American Odyssey of John Kizell: A South Carolina Slave Returns to Fight the Slave Trade in His African Homeland
By Kevin G. Lowther (Sierra Leone 1963-65)

Angels of Mercy: White Women and the History of New York’s Colored Orphan Asylum
By William Seraile (Ethiopia 1963-65)

Big Dogs of Tibet and the Himalayas: A Personal Journey
By Don Messerschmidt (Nepal 1963-65)

Maria Thomas Fiction Award

The Civilized World: A Novel in Stories
by Susi Wyss (Central African Republic 1990-92)

In Search of the Rose Notes
by Emily Arsenault (South Africa 2004-06

The Gambling Master of Shanghai: And Other Tales of Suspense
by Joan Richter (Staff spouse: Kenya 1965-67)

How the Mistakes Were Made
By Tyler McMahon (El Salvador 1999-2002)

Mule: A Novel of Moving Weight
By Tony D’Souza (Ivory Coast 2000-02; Madagascar 2002-03)

By Christina Shea (Hungary 1990-02)

From the San Joaquin
(Short Stories)
Barry Kitterman (Belize 1976-78)

The Orange Tree
By Martin R. Ganzglass (Somalia 1966-68)

Running in Flip-flops
By Abigail Fay (Senegal 2007-09)

One For The Road
by David J. Mather (Chile 1968-70)

Citrus White Gold: An Alternate History of Citrus County, Florida
by John Charles Miller (Dominican Republic 1962-64)

Moritz Thomsen Peace Corps Experience Award (Memoir)

Peasants Come Last: A Memoir of the Peace Corps at Fifty
By J. Larry Brown (India 1966-69)

To the Far Side of Planet Earth: A Peace Corps Memoir
By Jim McConkey (India 1967-69)

Colombia: Pictures & Stories
by Sandy Fisher (Colombia 1962-64)

Out in the All of It
by Chris Honoré (Colombia 1967-69)

Fiesta of Sunset: The Peace Corps, Guatemala, and a Search for Truth
By Taylor Dibbert (Guatemala 2006-08)

A Life in Time: A Woman’s Journey from Orphanage to Peace Corps
By Kaye Stone (India 1966-68)

Far Away In The Sky: A Memoir of the Biafran Airlift
By David Koren (1965-66)

To Benin and Back:
Short Stories, Essays, and Reflections on Life in Benin as a Peace Corps Volunteer and the Subsequent Readjustment Process
By Chris Starace (Benin 1995-97)

Tarnished Ivory: Reflections on Peace Corps and Beyond
by Peter Bourque (Ivory Coast 1973-75)

The Time of the Monkey, Rooster, and Dog: A Peace Corps Volunteer’s Yers in Korea
by Charles A. Hobbie (Korea 1968-71)

Back to Pakistan: A Fifty-Year Journey
by Leslie Noyes Mass (Pakistan 1962-64)

27 Months in the Peace Corps.
My story. Unvarnished.
By John Guy La Plante (Ukraine

Poetry Award

The Orawan Poems
By Gerry Chrismas (Thailand 1973-76 & Western Samoa 1976-78)

Lake, and Other Poems of Love in a Foreign Land
by Jeff Fearnside (Kazakhstan 2002-04)

Travel Writing

Years On: And Other Travel Essays
by Lawrence F. Lihosit (Honduras 1975-77)

I Never Intended to Be Brave: A Woman’s Bicycle Journey Through Southern Africa
By Heather Andersen (Lesotho 2001-03)

Maya 2012:  A Guide to Celebrations in Mexico, Guatemta, Belize & Honduras
By Joshua Berman (Nicaragua 1998-2000)


Making Peace with the World: Photographs of Peace Corps Volunteers
with photos by Richard Sitler (Jamaica 2000-02), edited by Ben Cook and Amber Fricke

by Kevin Bubriski (Nepal 1975-79)

Peace Corps Collection

One Hand Does Not Catch A Buffalo: 50 Years of Amazinag Peace Corps Stories–Africa
Edited by Aaron Barlow (Togo 1988-90)
Series Editor Jane Albrition (India 1967-69)

A Small Key Opens Big Doors-50 Years of Amazing Peace Corps Stories-The Heart of Eurasia
Edited by Jay Chen (Kazakhstan 2005-08)
Series Editor Jane Albrition (India 1967-69)

Gather The Fruit One By One: 50 Years of Amazing Peace Corps Stories -Americas
Edited by Pat & Bernie Alter (Paraguay 1970-72) and (India 1967-69)
Series Editor Jane Albrition (India 1967-69)

Eritrea Remembered: Recollections & Photos by Peace Corps Volunteers
Edited by Marian Haley Beil (Ethiopia 1962-64)

Adventures in Gabon: Peace Corps Stories from the African Rainforest
Edited by Darcy Munson Meijer (Gabon 1982-84)

Answering Kennedy’s Call: Pioneering the Peace Corps in the Philippines
Edited by Parker W. Borg, Maureen J. Carroll, Patricia MacDermot Kasdan, Stephen W. Wells (all Philippines (1961-63)

Publisher’s Special Award

When The World Calls: The Inside Story of the Peace Corps and Its First Fifty Years
by Stanley Meslier (PC/HQ 1963-67)

Letters From Moritz Thomsen: Peace Corps Legend
By Christopher West Davis (Kenya 1975-77)

Books for Children

by Tom Weck (Ethiopia 1965-67)

How Back-Back Got His Name
Tom Weck Ethiopia 1965-67)

The Cave Monster
Tom Weck (Ethiopia 1965-67)