And the nominees are…

 

The Reading the West Book Awards are sponsored and promoted by the Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers Association. The awards honor the best fiction, non-fiction, and illustrated books for adults and children set in one of the states represented by our association, or created by an author or artist living or working in our region. The awards, given to books published in the previous calendar year, celebrate 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, arranged alphabetically by the author’s last name:

ADULT FICTION

Novels, short story collections, and fiction anthologies.

DEBUT FICTION

Works of fiction by first time authors.

POETRY
ADULT NARRATIVE NONFICTION

Essays, memoirs, histories, and more.

ILLUSTRATED NONFICTION
EATING THE WEST

Cookbooks and culinary writing.

PICTURE BOOK

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

YOUNG READERS

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

YOUNG ADULT

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

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