Reading the West Book Award Winners

 

A listing of Reading the West Book Award winners, past and present. Click on any book to buy from your local independent bookseller.

 

Congratulations to this year’s winning books and authors!

30TH ANNUAL AWARD WINNERS

FICTION

 

Kali Fajardo-Anstine

SABRINA & CORINA

One World

NARRATIVE NONFICTION

 

Pekka Hämäläinen

LAKOTA AMERICA

Yale University Press

VISUAL NONFICTION

 

Jon Waterman

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ATLAS OF THE NATIONAL PARKS

National Geographic

YOUNG ADULT FICTION

 

Ben Philippe

THE FIELD GUIDE TO THE NORTH AMERICAN TEENAGER

Balzer + Bray

YOUNG READERS

 

Julie Murphy

DEAR SWEET PEA

Balzer + Bray

PICTURE BOOKS

 

Lora Koehler

illustrated by Jake Parker

THE LITTLE SNOWPLOW WISHES FOR SNOW

Candlewick

EATING THE WEST

 

Jill Winger

THE PRAIRIE HOMESTEAD COOKBOOK

Flatiron Books

ADVOCACY AWARD

 

Pam Houston

DEEP CREEK

W. W. Norton & Company

29TH ANNUAL AWARD WINNERS

FICTION

 

Brandon Hobson

WHERE THE DEAD SIT TALKING

Soho Press

NONFICTION

 

Julia Corbett

OUT OF THE WOODS

University of Nevada Press

EATING THE WEST

 

Eliza Cross

BACON, BEANS, AND BEER

Gibbs-Smith

PICTURE BOOK

 

Traci Sorrell

Frané Lessac, illustrator

WE ARE GRATEFUL: OTSALIHELIGA

Charlesbridge

MIDDLE GRADE

 

Tim Tingle

WHEN A GHOST TALKS, LISTEN

Roadrunner Press

YOUNG ADULT FICTION

 

Emily France

ZEN AND GONE

Soho Teen

28TH ANNUAL AWARD WINNERS

FICTION

 

Jamie Harrison

THE WIDOW NASH

Counterpoint

NONFICTION

 

David Grann

KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON

Vintage

CHILDREN’S

 

Dusti Bowling

INSIGNIFICANT EVENTS IN THE LIFE OF A CACTUS

Sterling Children’s Books

27TH ANNUAL AWARD WINNERS

FICTION

 

Paulette Jiles

NEWS OF THE WORLD

William Morrow

NONFICTION

 

Terry Tempest Williams

THE HOUR OF LAND

Picador

CHILDREN’S

 

Joan M. Wolf

RUNS WITH COURAGE

Sleeping Bear Press

26TH ANNUAL AWARD WINNERS

FICTION

 

S. M. Hulse

BLACK RIVER

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

NONFICTION

 

Lesley Poling-Kempes

LADIES OF THE CANYON

The University of Arizona Press

CHILDREN’S

 

Eliot Treichel

A SERIES OF SMALL MANEUVERS

Ooligan Press

25TH ANNUAL AWARD WINNERS

FICTION

 

Peter Heller

THE PAINTER

Knopf

NONFICTION

 

Bryce Andrews

BADLUCK WAY

Atria Books

CHILDREN’S

 

Conrad Wesselhoeft

DIRT BIKES, DRONES, AND OTHER WAYS TO FLY

HMH Books for Young Readers

24TH ANNUAL AWARD WINNERS

FICTION

 

Philipp Meyer

THE SON

Ecco

NONFICTION

 

Kevin Fedarko

THE EMERALD MILE

Scribner

CHILDREN’S

 

Eric Pierpoint

THE LAST RIDE OF CALEB O’TOOLE

Sourcebooks for Young Readers

23RD ANNUAL AWARD WINNERS

FICTION

 

BK Loren

THEFT

Counterpoint

NONFICTION

 

Kristin Iversen

FULL BODY BURDEN

Broadway Books

CHILDREN’S

 

Juliet Bell

KEPLER’S DREAM

Puffin Books

22ND ANNUAL AWARD WINNERS

FICTION

 

Melanie Rae Thon

THE VOICE OF THE RIVER

The University of Alabama Press

NONFICTION

 

Philip Connors

FIRE SEASON

Ecco

CHILDREN’S

 

Elise Broach

MISSING ON SUPERSTITION MOUNTAIN

Square Fish

21ST ANNUAL AWARD WINNERS

FICTION

 

Bruce Machart

THE WAKE OF FORGIVENESS

Mariner Books

NONFICTION

 

James Crowley

STARFISH

Disney-Hyperion