2017 Award Winners

Congratulations to the 2017 High Plains Book Award winners!

  • Art & Photography: Frederic Remington: A Catalogue Raisonne II by Peter Hassrick, published by The University of Oklahoma Press.
  • Children’s Book: Runs With Courage by Joan Wolf, published by Sleeping Bear Press.
  • Creative Nonfiction: Temperance Creek by Pamela Royes, published by Counterpoint LLC/Soft Skull Press.
  • Fiction: The Bones of Paradise by Jonis Agee, published by HarperCollins Publishers.
  • First Book: Hurt People by Cote Smith, published by FSG Originals.
  • Indigenous Writer: Burning in This Midnight Dream by Louise Halfe, published by Coteau Books
  • Medicine & Science: Hopping Ahead of Climate Change: Snowshoe Hares, Science, and Survival by Sneed B. Collard III, published by Bucking Horse Books
  • Nonfiction: The Immortal Irishman: The Irish Revolutionary Who Became an American Hero by Timothy Egan, published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Poetry: Poems Across the Big Sky II edited by Lowell Jaeger, published by Many Voices Press
  • Short Story: For a Little While by Rick Bass, published by Little Brown and Company
  • Woman Writer: Mortal Fall by Christine Carbo, published by Atria Books/Simon & Schuster
  • Young Adult: The Pain Eater by Beth Goobie, published by Second Story Press

    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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