2022 High Plains Book Awards

2022 Nominations are now closed

Nominations for the 2022 High Plains Book Awards are now closed. Check back in June for our 2022 finalists announcement!

Nominated books must have been published for the first time in 2021. Winners for all Book Awards will be announced at an Awards event held in October 2022 in Billings, Montana. Each Book Award winner will receive a $500 award and commemorative plaque.

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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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