The Board of Directors of the High Plains Book Awards are delighted to announce the 2021 Winners on this website. We had a record number of entries this year, and many extraordinary books. The Winners will receive a $500 prize and a plaque which will be sent to winners.

Nominations for the 2022 Awards for books published in 2021 will open in mid-January 2022.

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.

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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.


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