To further fulfill its goals to encourage, recognize and promote Peace Corps writers, RPCV Writers & Readers, the newsletter that was the precursor of PeaceCorpsWriters.org and PeaceCorpsWorldwide.org, presented its first annual awards for outstanding writing in 1990. A total of 143 awards have been given since that time.
When possible, Peace Corps Writers Awards are presented at the RPCV Conference Awards Ceremony.
The awards are:
- The Maria Thomas Fiction Award
- The Paul Cowan Non-Fiction Award
- The Moritz Thomsen Peace Corps Experience Award
- The Award for Best Poetry Book
- The Award for Best Travel Book
- The Award for Best Photography Book
- The Award for Best Children’s Book
- Other Awards
Click on the above categories to see all the past winners.
NOTE: Awards given in any year are for books published the previous year.