2020 High Plains Book Awards

The Winners are Announced!

Congratulations to the 2020 Winners of the High Plains Book Awards!

The Board of the HPBA thanks all the publishers and authors who submitted books, the Award Sponsors, our Community Readers and Judges. Thanks for your support in such unusual circumstances!

High Plains BookFest

Join us online for a Conversation With Pam Houston and Joe Wilkins. Pam is a finalist in Creative Nonfiction with Deep Creek: Finding Hope in the High Country and Joe is a previous winner in Poetry and Short Stories and is a finalist in Fiction with Fall Back Down When I Die. The program will be live via Zoom on Saturday, September 26 at 7:00 pm. Register at: https://bit.ly/2RJ6J2N

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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.

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    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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