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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Oklahoma Book Award (1990-2011)

From Oklahoma Center for the Book accessed 3/30/11

2011 Finalists
Children/Young Adults
Portrait of a Generation: The Children of Oklahoma, Sons and Daughters of the Red Earth—M.J. Alexander—Southwestern Publishing
“Cholhkanat Lowak Ishminti” Spider Brings Fire—Linda Hogan—Chickasaw Nation
Salvaged—Stefne Miller
Mostly Monsterly—Tammi Sauer
Saltypie: A Choctaw Journey from Darkness into Light—Tim Tingle

Building One Fire—designed by Carol Haralson—The Cherokee Nation
Proud to be Chickasaw—designed by Skip McKinstry, illustrated by Mike Larsen—Chickasaw Press
Oklahoma National Stockyards—designed by Doug Miller—Mullerhaus Publishing Arts, Inc.
Portrait of a Generation: The Children of Oklahoma, Sons and Daughters of the Red Earth—designed by Scott O’Daniel, photography by M.J. Alexander—Southwestern Publishing
Arena Legacy: The Heritage of American Rodeo—designed by Tony Roberts and Julie Rushing, collection photography by Ed Muno—University of Oklahoma Press

Stations West—Allison Amend—Louisiana State University Press
With No Steps To Follow—David Allen Barton—Tate Publishing & Enterprises
Cheyenne Madonna—Eddie Chuculate—David R. Godine publisher
God’s Acres—David Gerard—PenUltimate Press
The Insane Train—Sheldon Russell—Minotaur Books publisher
Chasing Lilacs—Carla Stewart—Faith Words publisher

Native American Son: The Life and Sporting Legend of Jim Thorpe—Kate Buford
Chickasaw Removal—Fuller L. Bumpers, Daniel F. Littlefield Jr., and Amanda L. Paige
Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture—edited by Dianna Everett, Jon May, Larry O’Dell, and Linda Wilson
Deadly Kingdom: The Book of Dangerous Animals—Gordon Grice
Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History—S.C. Gwynne—Scribner
Race and the University: A Memoir—George Henderson—University of Oklahoma Press
Arena Legacy: The Heritage of American Rodeo—Richard C. Rattenbury
Luis Ortega’s Rawhide Artistry: Braiding in the California Tradition—Don Reeves and Chuck Stormes
Oilfield Trash: Life and Labor in the Oil Patch—Bobby D. Weaver—Texas A&M University Press

Spare Parts—Ken Hada—Mongrel Empire Press
Umberto Eco Lost His Gun—Carol Hamilton—Pudding House Publications
Elegy for Trains—Benjamin Myers—Village Books Press
Seeing Rightly with the Heart—Howard Stein—Finishing Line Press
Bird Days—Sheila Tiarks—Village Books Press
Oklahoma Baroque—Renata Treitel—Out On A Limb Publishing
Oklahoma Cantos—Ron Wallace—TJMF Publishing

1990 • Robert Love Taylor, The Lost Sister
1991 • Linda Hogan, Mean Spirit
1992 • Robert L. Duncan, The Serpent's Mark
1993 • Rilla Askew, Strange Business
1994 • Eve Sandstrom, Down Home Heifer Heist
1995 • William Bernhardt, Perfect Justice
1996 • Billie Letts, Where the Heart Is
1997 • Stewart O’Nan, The Names of the Dead
1998 • Rilla Askew, The Mercy Seat
1999 • Billie Letts, The Honk and Holler Opening Soon
2000 • William Bernhardt, Dark Justice
2001 • Carolyn Hart, Sugarplum Dead
2002 • Douglas Kelley,The Captain’s Wife
2003 • Diane Glancy,The Mask Maker: A Novel
2004 • M.K. Preston, Song of the Bones
2005 • Will Thomas, Some Danger Involved
2006 • David Kent, The Black Jack Conspiracy
2007 • Sheldon Russell, Dreams to Dust: A Tale of the Oklahoma Land Rush
2008 • Rilla Askew, Harpsong
2009 • Carolyn Wall, Sweeping Up
2010 • Kirk Bjornsgaard, Confessions of a Former Rock Star

1990 • Leonard Leff, Hitchcock & Selznick
1991 • Carl Albert and Danney Goble, Little Giant
1992 • David Morgan, Robert England,and George Humphreys, Oklahoma Politics & Policies: Governing the Sooner State
1993 • Henry Bellmon and Pat Bellmon, The Life and Times of Henry Bellmon; and Daniel Boorstin, The Creators
1994 • J. Brent Clark, 3rd Down and Forever
1995 • Dennis McAuliffe Jr., The Deaths of Sybil Bolton
1996 • William Paul Winchester, A Very Small Farm
1997 • Annick Smith, Big Bluestem: A Journey Into the Tall Grass
1998 • John Hope Franklin and John Whittington Franklin, Editors; My Life and an Era: The Autobiography of Buck Colbert Franklin
1999 • Bob Burke, From Oklahoma to Eternity: The Life of Wiley Post and the Winnie Mae
2000 • Michael Wallis, The Real Wild West: The 101 Ranch and the Creation of the American West
2001 • David LaVere, Contrary Neighbors: Southern Plains and Removed Indians in Indian Territory
2002 • Lydia L. Wyckoff, Editor, Woven Worlds: Basketry from the Clark Field Collection
2003 • Michael A. Mares, A Desert Calling: Life in a Forbidding Landscape
2004 • Eric R. Pianka and Laurie J. Vitt, Lizards: Windows to the Evolution of Diversity
2005 • Ed Cray, Ramblin’ Man: The Life and Times of Woody Guthrie
2006 • Timothy Egan, The Worst Hard Time
2007 • Charles Robert Goins and Danney Goble, Historical Atlas of Oklahoma, Fourth Edition
2008 • Nancy Isenberg, Fallen Founder: The Life of Aaron Burr
2009 • Linda Peavy and Ursula Smith • Full Court Quest: The Girls from Shaw Indian School, Basketball Champions of the World
2010 • Randy Ramer, Carole Klein, Kimberly Roblin, Eric Singleton, Anne Morand, Gary Moore, and April Miller, Thomas Gilcrease

Children/Young Adult
1990 • Helen Roney Sattler, Tyrannosaurus Rex and Its Kin
1991 • Stan Hoig, A Capital for the Nation
1992 • Jess and Bonnie Speer, Hillback to Boggy
1993 • Anna Myers, Red Dirt Jessie
1994 • Diane Hoyt-Goldsmith, Cherokee Summer
1995 • Russell G. Davis and Brent Ashabranner, The Choctaw Code
1996 • Anna Myers, Graveyard Girl
1997 • Barbara Snow Gilbert, Stone Water
1998 • S. L. Rottman, Hero
1999 • Barbara Snow Gilbert, Broken Chords
2000 • Harold Keith, Brief Garland: Ponytails, Basketball, and Nothing But Net
2001 • Joyce Carol Thomas,Hush Songs
2002 • Molly Levite Griffis,The Rachel Resistance
2003 • Darleen Bailey Beard, The Babbs Switch Story
2004 • Children—Una Belle Townsend, Grady’s in the Silo • Young Adult—Sharon Darrow, The Painters of Lexieville
2005 • Children—Joyce Carol Thomas, The Gospel Cinderella • Young Adult—Molly Levite Griffis, Simon Says
2006 • Anna Myers, Assassin
2007 • Children—Tim Tingle, Crossing Bok Chitto: A Choctaw Tale of Friendship and Freedom
Young Adult—Tim Tharp, Knights of the Hill Country
2008 • Children—Devin Scillian, Pappy’s Handkerchief • Young Adult—P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast, Marked: A House of Night Novel
2009 • Anna Myers, Spy
2010 • Children—Tammi Sauer, Chicken Dance • Young Adult—George Edward Stanley, Night Fires

1990 • William Kistler, The Elizabeth Sequence
1992 • Carol Hamilton, Once the Dust
1993 • Jim Barnes, The Sawdust War
1994 • Carter Revard, An Eagle Nation
1995 • Joy Harjo, The Woman Who Fell from the Sky
1996 • Francine Leffler Ringold-Johnson, The Trouble with Voices
1997 • Renata Treitel, translation of Rosita Copioli’s The Blazing Lights of the Sun
1998 • Betty Shipley, Somebody Say Amen
1999 • Mark Cox, Thirty-Seven Years from the Stone
2000 • N. Scott Momaday, In the Bear’s House
2001 • Carolyne Wright,Seasons of Mangoes and Brainfire
2002 • Ivy Dempsey, The Scent of Water: New and Selected Poems
2003 • Joy Harjo, How We Became Human: New and Selected Poems
2004 • Laura Apol, Crossing the Ladder of Sun
2005 • Francine Leffler Ringold, Still Dancing
2006 • LeAnne Howe, Evidence of Red
2007 • Carl Sennhenn, Travels Through Enchanted Woods
2008 • Sandra Soli, What Trees Know
2009 • Nathen Brown, Two Tables Over
2010 • Jeanetta Calhoun Mish, Work is Love Made Visible: Poetry and Family Photographs

1990 • David E. Hunt, The Lithographs of Charles Banks Wilson
1991 • Carol Haralson, Cleora's Kitchens
1992 • Joe Williams, Woolaroc
1993 • Design—Carol Haralson, Will Rogers: Courtship and Correspondence
Illustration—Kandy Radzinski, The Twelve Cats of Christmas
1994 • Deloss McGraw, Fish Story
1995 • Mike Wimmer, All the Places to Love
1996 • Kim Doner, Green Snake Ceremony
1997 • Carol Haralson and Harvey Payne, Big Bluestem: A Journey into the Tall Grass
1998 • Carol Haralson, Visions and Voices: Native American Painting from the Philbrook Museum of Art
1999 • David Fitzgerald, Bison: Monarch of the Plains
2000 • Carol Haralson, Glory Days of Summer: The History of Baseball in Oklahoma
2001 • Lane Smith, The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip
2002 • Carl Brune, Woven Worlds: Basketry from the Clark Field Collection
2003 • Murv Jacob, The Great Ball Game of the Birds and Animals
2004 • Design—Scott Horton and Jim Argo, Family Album: A Centennial Pictorial of the Oklahoma Publishing Company
Illustration—Kandy Radzinski, S is for Sooner
2005 • Carol Haralson, A History of the Oklahoma Governor’s Mansion
2006 • Design—Carol Haralson, Home: Native People in the Southwest • Illustration—Jon Goodell, Mother, Mother, I Want Another
2007 • Design—Carl Brune, OKC: Second Time Around
Illustration—Jeanne Rorex Bridges, Crossing Bok Chitto: A Choctaw Tale of Friendship and Freedom
2008 • Design—Carl Brune, Oklahoma: A Portrait of America • Illustration—Kandy Radzinski, What Cats Want for Christmas
2009 • Design—Todd Stewart, Placing Memory: A Photographic Exploration of Japanese American Internment
Illustration—Kandy Radzinski, What Dogs Want for Christmas
2010 • Design—Carol Haralson, Willard Stone • Illustration—Kandy Radzinski, Where to Sleep

Arrell Gibson Lifetime Achievement Award
1990 • Daniel Boorstin—Librarian of Congress Emeritus—native of Tulsa
1991 • Tony Hillerman—award winning mystery writer—native of Sacred Heart
1992 • Savoie Lottinville—Director of the University of Oklahoma Press for 30 years
1993 • Harold Keith—Newbery Award winning children's author—Norman
1994 • N. Scott Momaday—Pulitzer Prize winning Kiowa author—native of Lawton
1995 • R.A. Lafferty—Hugo Award winning author—Tulsa
1996 • John Hope Franklin—historian—native of Rentiesville
1997 • S.E. Hinton—author of young adult novels—Tulsa
1998 • Jack Bickham—novelist, teacher and journalist—Norman
1999 • Michael Wallis—historian and biographer—Tulsa
2000 • Bill Wallace—writer of novels for young people—Chickasha
2001 • Joyce Carol Thomas—children and adult fiction author, and playwright—native of Ponca City
2002 • World Literature Today—The University of Oklahoma, Norman
2003 • Joy Harjo—poet and member of the Muscogee Nation—native of Tulsa
2004 • Carolyn Hart—award-winning mystery writer—Oklahoma City
2005 • C.J. Cherryh—Hugo Award winning author—Oklahoma City
2006 • Bob Burke—award-winning historian—Oklahoma City
2007 • Clifton Taulbert—award-winning author—Tulsa
2008 • David Dary—award-winning author—Norman
2009 • Robert J. Conley—Cherokee author—native of Cushing
2010 • David G. Fitzgerald—award-winning photographer—Oklahoma City

Ralph Ellison Award
1995 • Ralph Ellison—National Book Award winner—Oklahoma City
1997 • Angie Debo—“First Lady of Oklahoma History”—Marshall
1999 • Melvin Tolson—poet, journalist, and dramatist—Langston
2000 • Jim Thompson—novelist and screenwriter—Anadarko
2002 • John Berryman—poet, biographer, and editor—McAlester
2004 • Lynn Riggs—playwright and screenwriter—Claremore
2005 • Woody Guthrie—author, illustrator, and songwriter—Okemah
2006 • John Joseph Mathews—Osage novelist and historian—Pawhuska
2007 • Muriel Wright—acclaimed Oklahoma historian—Oklahoma City
2008 • Danney Glenn Goble—acclaimed Oklahoma historian—Oklahoma City
2010 • Stan Hoig—author, journalist, and historian—Edmond

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