Nominate Best RPCV Book of 2022
- The Moritz Thomsen Peace Corps Experience Award
- The Paul Cowan Non-Fiction Award
- The Maria Thomas Fiction Award
- The Award for Best Peace Corps Memoir
- The Award for Best Book of Poetry
- The Award for Best Short Story Collection
- The Award for Best Travel Book
- The Rowland Scherman Award for Best Photography Book
- The Marian Haley Beil Award for the Best Book Review
- The Award for Best Children’s Book about a Peace Corps Country
Submit your favorite book(s) published in 2022. Send your selection(s) to John Coyne: firstname.lastname@example.org
List what award your selection should be given.
The awards will be announced in August 2023. Thank you.
Publisher: Marian Haley Beil (Ethiopia 1962-64)
Editor: John Coyne (Ethiopia 1962-64)
Peace Corps Historian: Joanne Roll (Colombia 1963-65)
Book Reviewer: Dean W. Jefferson (El Salvador 1974-76); Costa Rico (1976-77)
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I gladly nominate My Saddest Pleasures: 50 Years on the Road by Mark D. Walker for the Best Travel Book.
I would like to nominate Those Who Are Gone by Lawrence F Lihosit for a Best Fiction Work
I would like to nominate Those Who Are Gone by Lawrence F Lihosit for a Best Fiction Work.
I nominate Those Who Are Gone by Lawrence F. Lihosit for the Best Fiction Award.
I would like to nominate my novel Finding Kony for the best fiction award. A review will soon be sent to this site and I can forward a copy to any of the judges as requested.
Robert–was it published in 2022?
I nominate John Thorndike’s novel, THE WORLD AGAINST HER SKIN, for the Maria Thomas Fiction Award. It is an exceptional, daring fictional depiction of the author’s mother’s life, imaginatively rendered. The main character—the mother—spends a period as a late-life Peace Corps Volunteer in Chile. https://peacecorpsworldwide.org/review-the-world-against-her-skin-by-john-thorndike-el-salvador/
I would like to nominate Those Who Are Gone by Lawrence Lihosit for the Maria Thomas Fiction Award. This novelette is an evocative coming-of-age story of teenagers in Arizona, culminating in an unforgettable basketball game. An unpretentious, well-written book that rings true, Those Who Are Gone is a fine book by a gifted writer.
I would like to nominate for The Marian Haley Bell Award for the Best Book Review my book review of John Dickson’s (Gabon 1976-79) “History Shock: When History Collides with Foreign Relations.”
And I would like to nominate for The Award for Best Short Story Collection my collection of short fiction “Tokyo-ing!”
Finally I would like to nominate my memoir “On Mission: Looking for Albert Schweitzer in Lambarene, Gabon” for The Award for Best Peace Corps Memoir.
Eric Madeen (Gabon 1981-83)