THE COLBY AWARD recognizes a first book-length work of fiction, nonfiction, or poetry that has made a major contribution to the understanding of military history, intelligence operations, or international affairs.
Norwich to hold 27th Annual Military Writers’ Symposium
Program to address “Global Conflict or Cooperation? Evolving Arctic Security” NORTHFIELD, Vt. — Norwich University hosts the 27th Annual Military Writers’ Symposium Nov. 3 to Nov. 4. The symposium, which will address “Global Conflict or Cooperation? Evolving Arctic Security,” is free…Read More
Colby Award Frequently Asked Questions
Question: Do you accept self-published books?Answer: Yes. However, per our guidelines, we do not accept self-nominations. To be eligible, a self-published book must be nominated by someone other than the author. For example, an editor, another author, or subject-matter expert…Read More
Vermont native Mark Treanor wins Colby Award for book about service in Vietnam War and its aftermath
NORTHFIELD, Vt. — Mark Treanor has won the 2021 William E. Colby Award for his book, “A Quiet Cadence.” Norwich University in Northfield, Vermont, presents the award, now in its 22nd year, annually to a first solo work of fiction or…Read More
For bestselling historical author, past is dialogue
Colby Award Selection Committee Chairman Alex Kershaw hopes to keep important emerging authors in the spotlight Hungry for a history snack? Alex Kershaw can satisfy. His Twitter feed, a tasting menu of this-day-in-history moments, hints at the gourmet spreads in…Read More
Carlo D’Este, Norwich graduate and Military Writers’ Symposium co-founder, dies at age 84
Decorated U.S. Army veteran became renowned historian, revered author
Carlo D’Este, a 1958 Norwich University graduate who became a decorated U.S. Army colonel, a renowned military historian and co-founder of Norwich University’s Military Writers’ Symposium, died Sunday. He was 84.
The Colby Award is named for William E. Colby, a notable American intelligence officer and former director of the Central Intelligence Agency.
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