It is time to nominate your favorite Peace Corps book published in 2009. Send your nomination(s) to John Coyne at: jpcoyne@cnr.edu. You may nominate your own book; books written by friends; books written by total strangers. The books can be about the Peace Corps or on any topic. However, the books must have been published in 2009. The awards will be announced this coming July. Thank you for nominating your favorite book(s) written by a PCV, RPCV or Peace Corps Staff.

When sending in your nomination, please cite for what prize, and give the full name of the book, the full name of the author, plus the country and years when the RPCV served.

These are the only  books nominated so far.

Paul Cowan Non-Fiction Award

Heat, Sand, and Friends
by Allen W. Fletcher (Senegal 1969–71)

First Comes Love, Then Comes Malaria
Eve Brown (Ecuador 1988)

Maria Thomas Fiction Award

Islands of Shadow, Islands of Light
By Yaron Glazer (Panama 1997-99)

Whispering Campaign
Stories from Mesoamerica

by Lawrence F. Lihosit (Honduras 1975–77)

In an Uncharted Country
by Clifford Garstang (South Korea 1976–78)

The Broken Teaglass
by Emily Arsenault (South Africa 2004–06)