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Congratulations to the 2019 High Plains Book Awards finalists!

Finalists for the 2019 High Plains Book Awards have been announced in 12 categories.

Congratulations to the following Alberta authors!

Beth Towe – Bert Riggall’s Greater Waterton – Fifth House Publishers – (for Art & Photography)
Trina Moyles – Women Who Dig: Farming, Feminism and the Fight to Feed the World – (for First Book)
Dallas Hunt – AwÃsis and the World-Famous Bannock – (for Indigenous Writer)

And to Saskatchewan authors:

Marion Mutala – My Buddy, Dio – Children’s Book
Randy Lundy – Blackbird Song – Poetry
Joe M. Brown – Heavy – Poetry
James Trettwer – Thorn-Field – Short Stories
Ruth Chorney – Buried – Woman Writer
Counios & Gane – Wolfe in Shepherd’s Clothing: A Shepherd & Wolfe Mystery – Young Adult Book

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The 2019 High Plains Book Awards Finalists

Art & Photography

  • Albert Bierstadt: Witness to a Changing West by Dr. Peter H. Hassrick et al, published by University of Oklahoma Press
  • Bert Riggall’s Greater Waterton by Beth Towe, published by Fifth House Publishers
  • An Honest, Genial and Kindly People by Adrian K Paton, self-published
  • Plains Indian Buffalo Cultures: Art From the Paul Dyck Collection by Emma I. Hansen, published by University of Oklahoma Press

Children’s Book

  • Double! Not Half by Rodney Gottula, self-published
  • My Buddy, Dido by Marion Mutala, published by Your Nickel’s Worth Publishing
  • Prison Paws: Max’s Story by Donna Cochran, self-published

Creative Nonfiction

  • Bitterroot: A Salish Memoir of Transracial Adoption by Susan Devan Harness, published by University of Nebraska Press
  • Petting Tigers: My Life as a Witness of Jehovah by Shelley Smith Jones, self-published
  • Warblers and Woodpeckers: A Father-Son Big Year of Birding by Sneed B. Collard III, published by Mountaineers Books
  • West to Montana by Christine Wortman-Engren, published by Farcountry Press

Fiction

  • A Death in Eden by Keith McCafferty, published by Penguin Random House
  • The Flicker of Old Dreams by Susan Henderson, published by HarperCollins
  • Go Ask Fannie by Elisabeth Hyde, published by Penguin Random House
  • The River by Starlight, by Ellen Notbohm, published by She Writes Press

First Book

  • Double! Not Half by Rodney Gottula, self-published
  • One-Sentence Journal: Short Poems and Essays From The World At Large by Chris La Tray, published by Riverfeet Press
  • Women Who Dig: Farming, Feminism and the Fight to Feed the World by Trina Moyles, published by University of Regina Press

Indigenous Writer

  • AwÃsis and the World-Famous Bannock by Dallas Hunt, published by HighWater Press
  • Bitterroot: A Salish Memoir of Transracial Adoption by Susan Devan Harness, published by University of Nebraska Press
  • One-Sentence Journal: Short Poems and Essays From The World At Large by Chris La Tray, published by Riverfeet Press

Medicine & Science

  • Ghostwalker: Tracking a Mountain Lion’s Soul through Science and Story by Leslie Patten, self-published
  • Psychedelic Revolutionaries: LSD and the Birth of Hallucinogenic Research by Patrick W. Barber, published by University of Regina Press
  • Tangled Tree: A Radical New History of Life by David Quammen, published by Simon & Schuster

Nonfiction

  • An African In Imperial London: The Indomitable Life of A. B. C. Merriman-Labor by Danell Jones, published by Hurst/Oxford University Press
  • Buffalo Heartbeats Across the Plains: The Last Great Hunts and Saving the Buffalo by Francie M. Berg, published by Hettinger Dakota Buttes Visitors Council
  • Wild Migrations: Atlas of Wyoming’s Ungulates by Matthew J. Kauffman, published by Oregon State University Press

Poetry

  • All That Held Us by Henrietta Goodman. published by BkMk Press, University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • Blackbird Song by Randy Lundy, published by University of Regina Press
  • Heavy by Joy M. Brown, self-published
  • View from True North by Sara Henning published by Southern Illinois University Press

Short Stories

  • Cloudbursts: Collected and New Stories by Thomas McGuane, published by Vintage Books
  • Come West and See: Stories by Maxim Loskutoff, published by W. W. Norton & Company
  • Thorn-Field by James Trettwer, published by Thistledown Press

Woman Writer

  • Bitterroot: A Salish Memoir of Transracial Adoption by Susan Devan Harness, published by University of Nebraska Press
  • Buried by Ruth Chorney, self-published
  • The Flicker of Old Dreams by Susan Henderson, published by HarperCollins

Young Adult Book

  • Bronte’s Thunder by Lucinda Stein, self-published
  • Sadia by Colleen Nelson, published by Dundurn
  • Wolfe in Shepherd’s Clothing: A Shepherd & Wolfe Mystery by Counios & Gane, published by Your Nickel’s Worth Publishing

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