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High Plains Book Awards – 2018 Winners

The winners were announced at the High Plains Book Awards banquet, held October 20, 2018 in Billings, Montana. The High Plains Book Awards have been established to recognize regional authors and/or literary works that examine and reflect life on the High Plains including the states of Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Nebraska, Colorado and Kansas, and the Canadian provinces of Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan.

 

 

And the winners are…

 
Art & Photography:
Theodore Waddell: My Montana
by Rick Newby
published by The Drumlummon Institute
 
Children’s Book:
What I Saw in Glacier: A Kid’s Guide to the National Park
by Ellen Horowitz
published by Riverbend Publishing.
 
Creative Nonfiction:
A Darkness Lit by Heroes: The Granite Mountain- Speculator Mine Disaster of 1917
by Doug Ammons
published by Water Nymph Press.
 
Fiction:
Days Without End
by Sebastian Barry
published by Viking Books.
 
First Book:
Bad Kansas
by Becky Mandelbaum
published by The University of Georgia Press.
 
Indigenous Writer:
Strangers: Book 1, The Reckoner Trilogy
by David A. Robertson
published by HighWater Press
 
Medicine & Science:
The Patch: The People, Pipelines, and Politics of the Oil Sands
by Chris Turner
published by Simon & Schuster Canada
 
Nonfiction:
Wonderlandscape: Yellowstone National Park and the Evolution of an American Cultural Icon
by John Clayton
published by Pegasus Books.
 
Poetry:
Throwing the Diamond Hitch
by Emily Ursuliak
published by The University of Calgary Press
 
Short Stories:
Maple & Lead
by Aaron Parrett
published by Territorial Press
 
Woman Writer:
The Last Chance Ladies’ Book Club
by Marlis Wesseler
published by Signature Editions.
 
Young Adult:
Stranded: A Story of Frontier Survival
by Matthew P. Mayo
published by Five Star Publishing
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