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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Colorado Book Awards (1991-2010)

From Colorado Humanities and Center for the Book accessed 5/25/10

History of the Colorado Book Award

The Colorado Book Awards began in 1991 with four categories-Non-Fiction, Fiction, Poetry, and Children's. In 1993 Young Adult was added as a category. Since then, the Colorado Center for the Book (a program department of the Colorado Humanities since April 2004) has amended categories depending on the number and kind of books nominated. The Colorado Book Award has celebrated Colorado's most noted authors, including John Fielder, Linda Hogan, Jon Krakauer, Kent Haruf, Margaret Coel, Tom Noel, Stephanie Kane, Avi, Bruce Ducker, David Milofsky, Joanne Greenberg, T.A. Barron, and many others. Year indicates year of publication.

Colorado Humanities & Center for the Book is pleased to announce that finalists have been selected for the 2010 Colorado Book Awards.

"This year's selectors read and discussed 145 entries to select these authors and their works for the Colorado Book Awards finalist level," says Josephine Jones, Colorado Humanities Director of Programs & Center for the Book.

The Colorado Book Awards recognize outstanding contributions by Colorado authors, editors, illustrators and photographers in multiple categories: anthology/collection, biography, children's literature, creative nonfiction, history, literary fiction, genre fiction (historical, romance, science fiction/fantasy, mystery/thriller) general nonfiction, juvenile literature, pictorial, poetry, and young adult literature.

Winners in all categories will be announced at the 19th annual Colorado Book Awards June 25 at 2 pm during the Aspen Summer Words Literary Festival the week of June 21-25, 2010 at the Doerr-Hosier Center in Aspen, Colorado.

For information on the Colorado Book Awards Finalist readings, please click here.

Broken Links Mended Lives: A selection of short stories by members of Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers, Janet Lane, Susan Mackay Smith and Jeanne C. Stein, editors,
A Dozen on Denver: Stories, Rocky Mountain News, editor, Fulcrum Publishing
Beats At Naropa: An Anthology, Anne Waldman and Laura Wright, editors

Rosalie Edge, Hawk of Mercy: The Activist Who Saved Nature from the Conservationists, by Dyana Z. Furmansky, The University of Georgia Press
Turbulence Before Takeoff: The Life & Times of Aviation Pioneer Marlon DeWitt Green, by Flint Whitlock, Cable Publishing
Eddie Robinson "...he was the Martin Luther King of football" by Denny Dressman,

Children's Literature
Always My Brother by Jean Reagan, illustrated by Phyllis Pollema-Cahill
Grandmother, Have the Angels Come? by Denise Vega, illustrated by Erin Eitter Kono,
The Splatters Learn Some Manners by Marty Mokler Banks
Mule Train Mail by Craig Brown

Creative Nonfiction
Just Like Us: True Story of Four Mexican Girls Coming of Age in America by Helen Thorpe
Power In The Blood: A Family Narrative by Linda Tate, Ohio University Press
A Dragon's Tale by Long Lee, Tate Publishing

General Nonfiction
Voices of the American West by Corinne Platt & Meredith Ogilby, Fulcrum Publishing
Between XX and XY: Intersexuality and the Myth of Two Sexes by Gerald N. Callahan, Ph.D.
Going Green: True Tales from Gleaners, Scavengers, and Dumpster Divers, edited Laura Pritchett, editor

Genre Fiction - Historical & Romance
A Land Beyond Ravens: Book 4 of the Macsen's Treasure Series by Kathleen Cunningham Guler
Hawkmoon: A Novel by Nancy Williams, Loon in Balloon
Sage Cane's House of Grace & Favor by Christy Hubbard, Five Star

Genre Fiction - Mystery/Thriller & Sci-Fi/Fantasy
The Edge of the World: Terra Incognita Book One by Kevin J. Anderson, Orbit
Leaden Skies: A Silver Rush Mystery by Ann Parker, Poisoned Pen Press
The Radio Magician and Other Stories by James Van Pelt, Fairwood Press
Hooray for Holopticon by Carol Van Natta & Ann Harbour, Chavanch Press

Someone's Daughter: In Search of Justice for Jane Doe by Silvia Pettem
First Kill Your Family: Child Soldiers of Uganda and the Lord's Resistance Army by Peter Eichstaedt
Heroes, Villains, Dames & Disasters: 150 Years of Front-Page Stories from the Rocky Mountain News by Michael Madigan, Madideas

Juvenile Literature
Artsy-Fartsy: An Aldo Zelnick Comic Novel by Karla Oceanak
How Oliver Olson Changed the World by Claudia Mills, pictures by Heather Maione,
V for Victory: Home-Front Heroes by Teresa R. Funke, Victory House Press

Literary Fiction
The Year That Follows: A Novel by Scott Lasser, Alfred A. Knopf
Prayers for Sale: A Novel by Sandra Dallas, St. Martin's Press
Spoon by Robert Greer, Fulcrum Publishing

Cup Half full: Life in the Face of Breast Cancer by Katy Tartakoff,
Colorado Abstract: Paintings and Sculpture by Michael Paglia and Mary Voelz
Phlogs: Journey to the heart of the human predicament by George Stranahan & Nicole Beinstein Strait

Holding Everything Down: Poems by William Notter, Southern Illinois University Press
Thresh & Hold: Poems by Veronica Patterson, Big Pencil Press
Theory of Mind: New & Selected Poems by Bin Ramke, Omnidawn Publishing
This Nest, Swift Passerine: A Poem by Dan Beachy-Quick, Tupelo Press
Swear the Burning Vow: Selected and New Poems by Marilyn Krysl, Ghost Road Press

Young Adult Literature
The Indigo Notebook by Laura Resau, Delacorte Press
After by Amy Efaw, Viking
Rage: A Love Story by Julie Anne Peters

2009 Colorado Book Awards Winners

Polk: The Man Who Transformed the Presidency and America by Walter R. Borneman, Random House

Children’s Literature
M Is for Mischief: An A to Z of Naughty Children by Linda Ashman, illustrated by Nancy Carpenter, Dutton Children’s Books

Creative Nonfiction
Trespass: Living at the Edge of the Promised Land by Amy Irvine, North Point Press/Farrar, Straus & Giroux

The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski, Ecco

General Nonfiction
Storey’s Illustrated Breed Guide to Sheep, Goats, Cattle and Pigs by Carol Ekarius, Storey Publishing, LLC

Genre Fiction
Breath and Bone by Carol Berg, ROC/NAL Penguin Group

Health and Well-Being
Unexpected Intimacy: Everyday Connections that Nourish the Soul by Sarah Gabriel, Great Room Press

Killing for Coal: America’s Deadliest Labor War by Thomas G. Andrews, Harvard University Press

Juvenile Literature
The Totally Made-up Civil War Diary of Amanda MacLeish by Claudia Mills, Farrar, Straus & Giroux

Colorado Scenic Byways, Taking the Other Road by Jim Steinberg and Susan J. Tweit, Portfolio Publications

A Murmuration of Starlings by Jake Adam York, Southern Illinois University Press

Young Adult Literature
Fact of Life #31 by Denise Vega

Previous Colorado Book Award Recipients (where is 2008?)

2001 Encyclopedia of American Indian Contributions to the World by Kay Marie Porterfield
2002 Lucky Lady: The World War II Heroics of the USS Santa Fe and Franklin by Steve Jackson
2003 Monkey Dancing by Daniel Glick
2005 Comeback Wolves: Western Writers Welcome the Wolf Home by Gary Wockner
2006 Open Road by Sonya Unrein 2001-Growing Up True by Craig Barnes
2007 Home Land: Ranching and a West That Works,
edited by Laura Pritchett, Richard Knight and Jeff Lee

Children’s Literature
1991 Sand Dune Pony by Franklin Folsom
1992 Hunters of the Sky by Ann C. Cooper
1993 Way Out West Lives a Coyote Named Frank by Jillian Lund
1994 Goose and the Mountain Lion by Marian Harris
1995 Tops and Bottoms by Eleanor Ayer
1996 Ten Little Dinosaurs by Pattie Schnetzler
1997 Beardream by Will Hobbs
1998 Through the Eyes of the Children by Diane Hirschinger Gallegos
1999 Margaret’s Magnificent Colorado Adventure by Julie Danneberg
2000 Tiger Math by Ann Whitehead Nagda and Cindy Bickel
2001 And the Dish Ran Away with the Spoon by Janet Stevens
2002 What Did You Do Today? by Kerry Arquette
2003 Max Goes to the Moon by Jeffrey Bennett
2004 Just Another Morning by Linda Ashman
2005 Prehistoric Actual Size by Steve Jenkins
2006 Inventor McGregor by Kathleen Pelley, illustrated by Michael Chesworth
2007 Living Color by Steve Jenkins

1991 With the Snow Queen by Joanne Greenberg
1992 Booked to Die by John Dunning
1993 The Ballad of Rocky Ruiz by Manuel Ramos
1994 Lead Us Not into Penn Station by Bruce Ducker
1995 Solar Storms by Linda Hogan
1996 A Killing in Quail Country by Jameson Cole
1997 MARI: A Novel by Jane Valentine Barker
1998 A Good Doctor’s Son by Steven Schwartz
1999 The Crook Factory by Dan Simmons
2000 Color of Law by David Milofsky
2001 The Good Journey by Micaela Gilchrist
2002 This Side of the Sky by Elyse Singleton
2003 Land that Moves, Land that Stands Still by Kent Nelson
2004 Eventide by Kent Haruf
2005 Articles of War by Nick Arvin
2006 The Pull of the Earth by Teague Bohlen
2007 Migration Patterns: Stories by Gary Schanbacher

General Non-Fiction (unless otherwise noted)
1991 Telling Distance: Conversations with the American Desert by Bruce Berger
1992 West of the Divide by Jim Carrier
1993 The Four-Cornered Falcon: Essays on the Interior West and the Natural Scene
by Reg Saner
1994 Breast Cancer Journal by Juliet Wittman
1995 Red Earth White Lies by Vine Deloria
1996 Photographing the Landscape by John Fielder
1997 Herbs in the Garden by David Macke and Rob Proctor
1998 Innocents on the Ice by John Behrendt AND Chokecherry Places by Merrill Gilfillan
1998 (Biography and History) The Ute Indians of Colorado in the Twentieth Century by Richard Young
1999 Cutthroat by Stephen Keating
1999 (Colorado/West) Colorado 1870-2000 by John Fielde
1999 (Guide Book) Making the News by Jason Salzman
1999 (Romance) Meant to be Married by Ruth Wind (Barbara Samuel)
2000 Beethoven’s Hair by Russell Martin
2000 (Biography and History) Molly Brown: Unraveling the Myth by Kristen Iversen
2000 (Colorado/West) Messages from Frank’s Landing by Charles Wilkinson
2000 (Educational Non-Fiction/How-To and Advice) 10 Smart Money Moves for Women by Judith Briles
2000 (Inspirational/Spirituality) Living the Renewed Life by M. Wayne Brown
2000 (Self Discovery/Relationships) The Angelic Year by Ambika Wauters
2000 (Romance) Flowers Under Ice by Jean Ross Ewing
2000 (Mystery) The Spirit Woman by Margaret Coel
2001 The Coldest March: Scott’s Fatal Antarctic Expedition by Susan Solomon
2001 (Autobiography/Memoir) Growing Up True by Craig Barnes
2001 (Biography and History) Crucible of War by Fred Anderson
2001 (Colorado/West) Mythmakers of the West by John Murray
2001 (Educational Non-Fiction/How-To and Advice) Fighting for Your Marriage by Howard Markman
2001 (Romance) My Dark Prince by Julia Ross (Jean Ross Ewing)
2001 (Science Fiction) Passage by Connie Willis
2001 (Mystery) Two O’Clock, Eastern Wartime by John Dunning
2002 Blood Diamonds by Greg Campbell
2002 (Colorado/West) Soul of Nowhere by Craig Childs
2002 (Mental Health/Counseling) Writing to Heal the Soul by Susan Zimmerman
2002 (Practical Living) Colorado Colore: A Palate of Tastes by Junior League of Denver
2002 (Reference) The Encyclopedia of the American Civil War by David & Jeanne Heidler
2002 (Mystery) The Shadow Dancer by Margaret Coel
2003 Under the Banner of Heaven by John Krakauer
2003 (Autobiography/Memoir) Monkey Dancing by Daniel Glick
2003 (Colorado/West) The Beast in the Garden by David Baron
2003 (Guide Book) Bats of the Rocky Mountain West by Rick Adams
2003 (Inspirational/Spirituality) Embracing the World by Jane. E. Vennard
2003 (Mental Health/Counseling) The Bully, the Bullied and the Bystander by Barbara Coloroso
2003 (Nature and Recreation) Shadowcasting: An Introduction to the Art of Fly Fishing
by John Dietsch and Gary Hubbell
2003 (Romance) A Piece of Heaven by Barbara Samuel
2003 (Mystery) Extreme Indifference by Stephanie Kane
2004 The Candy Men: The Rollicking Life and Times of the Notorious Novel CANDY by Nile Southern
2004 (Biography/Autobiography/Memoir) Halfbreed: The Remarkable True Story of George Bent
by David Fridtjof Halaas & Andrew E. Masich
2004 (Colorado/West) Boomtown Blues by Andrew Gulliford
2004 (Educational Non-Fiction/How-To and Advice) Xeriscape Colorado: The Complete Guide
by Connie Lockhart Ellefson & David Winger
2004 (History) Painting a New World: Mexican Art and Life, 1520-1821
by the Denver Art Museum, editors Donna Pierce, Rogelio Ruiz Gomar, Clara Bargellini
2004 (Mystery) Wife of Moon by Margaret Coel
2005 Wild at Heart: Town of Snowmass by Janis Lindsay Huggins
2005 (Creative Non-Fiction) The Guinness Book of Me by Steven Church
2005 (History) Blood Struggle: The Rise of Modern Indian Nations by Charles Wilkinson
2006 Walking Into Colorado's Past: 50 Front Range History Hikes,
written and photographed by Ben Fogelberg and Steve Grinstead
2006 (Creative Non-Fiction) Who are you people? A Personal Journey into the Heart of Fanatical Passion in
America by Shari Caudron
2006 (History) Your Death Would Be Mine: Paul and Marie Pireaud in the Great War by Martha Hanna
2007 Cruisin’ the Fossil Freeway by Kirk Johnson and illustrated by Ray Troll
2007 (Creative Non-Fiction) No Place Safe: A Family Memoir by Kim Reid
2007(History) The Life and Times of Richard Castro by Richard Gould

2001 Riverwalk by William Wylie
2002 Reclaiming the American West by Alan Berger
2003 Medal of Honor by Nick Del Calzo
2005 14,000 Feet: A Celebration of Colorado’s Highest Mountains by Walter Borneman,
photos by Todd Caudle
2006 Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park: Then & Now
by James H. Pickering and Carey Stevanus, photographs by Mic Clinger
2007 Prairie Thunder: The Nature of Colorado’s Great Plains by Dave Showalter

1991 Wandering Roots/From the Hothouse by Ma. Fatima Lim
1992 Hands of the Saddlemaker by Nicholas Samaras
1993 The Book of Medicines by Linda Hogan
1994 The Fever of Being by Luis Alberto Urrea
1995 Deep Red by Rawdon Tomlinson
1996 The Very Stuff by Stephen Beal
1997 Tattooed Woman by Carolyn Evans Campbell
1998 Letters from a Stranger by James Tipton
1999 In the Colorado Gold Fever Mountains by Robert Cooperman
2000 White City by Mark Irwin and Swan, What Shores by Veronica Patterson
2001 Colcha by Aaron Abeyta
2002 Never Summer by Chris Ransick AND Air Into Breath by Kathryn Winograd
2003 Shooting Script: Door of Fire by Bill Tremblay
2004 Bright Hunger by Mark Irwin
2005 Body Painting by Jane Hilberry
2006 The Prayers of Others by David Keplinger
2007 Ludlow by David Mason

Popular (Genre) Fiction
2002 A Winter Haunting by Dan Simmons
2003 Song of the Beast by Carol Berg
2005 Eye of the Wolf by Margaret Coel
2006 Iron Ties by Ann Parker
2007 The Girl With Braided Hair by Margaret Coel

Young Adult
1993 Beardance by Will Hobbs
1994 The Merlin Effect by T.A. Barron
1995 Parallel Journeys by Eleanor Ayer
1996 Far North by Will Hobbs
1997 Ghost Canoe by Will Hobbs
1998 Water at the Blue Earth by Anne Howard Creel
1999 Yukon Gold: The Story of the Klondike Gold Rush by Charlotte Foltz Jones
2000 The Seer and the Sword by Victoria Hanley
2001 Cloud: Wild Stallion of the Rockies by Ginger Kathrens
2002 Crispin: The Cross of Lead by Avi
2003 Meadow Lark by Mary Peace Finley
2004 Luna by Julie Anne Peters
2005 Click Here (To Find Out How I Survived the Seventh Grade) by Denise Vega
2006 What the Moon Saw by Laura Resau
2007 Red Glass by Laura Resau

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