And the nominees are…

 

The Reading the West Book Awards are sponsored and promoted by independent booksellers across twelve western and mid-western states. The awards honor the best fiction, non-fiction, and illustrated books for adults and children set in one of the states, or created by an author or artist living or working in the region. The awards, given to books published in the previous calendar year, celebrate the spirit of the west and the rich variety of writing in and about this region, and reflect the extraordinary diversity of the reading public.

 

Click on each category below to see this year’s nominated titles:

ADULT FICTION

Novels, short story collections, and fiction anthologies.

ADULT NARRATIVE NONFICTION

Essays, memoirs, histories, and more.

ADULT PHOTOGRAPHY, ART, ILLUSTRATED NONFICTION

YOUNG ADULT

Fiction and nonfiction titles aimed at readers ages 13 and up.

YOUNG READERS

Fiction and nonfiction titles aimed at children ages 7 – 12.

PICTURE BOOK

Illustrated books written for younger readers, enjoyed by all ages.

EATING THE WEST

Cookbooks and culinary writing.

READING THE WEST ADVOCACY AWARD

Books that promote equity and inclusivity and/or address themes of social, economic, or environmental justice.

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