2019 Award Winners

Congratulations to the 2019 High Plains Book Award winners!

  • Art & Photography: Albert Bierstadt: Witness to a Changing West by Dr. Peter H. Hassrick et al, published by University of Oklahoma Press
  • Children’s Book: Double! Not Half by Rodney Gottula, self-published
  • Creative Nonfiction: Bitterroot: A Salish Memoir of Transracial Adoption by Susan Devan Harness, published by University of Nebraska Press
  • Fiction: The Flicker of Old Dreams by Susan Henderson, published by HarperCollins
  • First Book: One-Sentence Journal: Short Poems and Essays From The World At Large by Chris La Tray, published by Riverfeet Press
  • Indigenous Writer: Bitterroot: A Salish Memoir of Transracial Adoption by Susan Devan Harness, published by University of Nebraska Press
  • Medicine & Science: Tangled Tree: A Radical New History of Life by David Quammen, published by Simon & Schuster
  • Nonfiction: An African In Imperial London: The Indomitable Life of A. B. C. Merriman-Labor by Danell Jones, published by Hurst/Oxford University Press
  • Poetry: View from True North by Sara Henning published by Southern Illinois University Press
  • Short Stories (tie): Cloudbursts: Collected and New Stories by Thomas McGuane, published by Vintage Books
    Come West and See: Stories by Maxim Loskutoff, published by W. W. Norton & Company
  • Woman Writer: The Flicker of Old Dreams by Susan Henderson, published by HarperCollins
  • Young Adult: Sadia by Colleen Nelson, published by Dundurn

    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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