Five Montanans, three Coloradans and two Canadians were among the winners in 12 categories chosen from 294 nominated works in the 2022 High Plains Book Awards. Other award winners this year hailed from Wyoming, Nebraska and New York. The criteria for the awards require that the literary works reflect life on the High Plains or that the author resides in the region.

Community of Readers

The initial reading of nominated titles is completed with the assistance of our community readers, who provide the initial evaluation of the books.

Learn More

The High Plains Book Awards could not exist without the sponsorship of people and organizations who care about literature.

    The Billings Public Library Board has established the High Plains Book Awards to recognize regional literary works which 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.


    1302 - 24th St W. #109
    Billings, MT 59101


    (406) 652-2053