The Colorado Book Awards, an annual program of Colorado Humanities, celebrates the accomplishments of Colorado's outstanding authors, editors, illustrators, and photographers. Awards are presented in at least ten categories including anthology/collection, biography, children's, creative nonfiction, fiction, history, nonfiction, pictorial, poetry, and young adult.
The 2012 winners were announced at Aspen Summer Words in June. Margaret Coel, author of 17 novels and two works of nonfiction, was honored with a lifetime achievement award. Winners will participate in a book signing on August 21st at the Tattered Cover in LoDo, Denver, CO.
Congratulations to this year's winners!
Anthology/Collections: Monumental Majesty: 100 Years of Colorado National Monument, edited by Laurena Mayne Davis, The Daily Sentinel
Biography: The Man Who Never Died by William Adler, Bloomsbury
Children's Literature: Light Up the Night by Jean Reidy, Disney Hyperion
Creative Nonfiction: Dances in Two Worlds: A Writer-Artist's Backstory by Thordis Simonsen, The Fundamental Note
General Nonfiction: Math for Life by Jeffrey Bennett, Roberts and Company
Genre Fiction: The Soul Mirror by Carol Berg, Penguin Group USA
History: From Jars to the Stars, by Todd Neff, Earthview Media
Juvenile Literature: City of Orphans by Avi, Simon & Schuster
Literary Fiction: The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown, Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam
Pictorial: Thomas W. Benton: Artist/Activist by Daniel Joseph Watkins, People's Press
Poetry: Circle's Apprentice by Dan Beachy-Quick, Tupelo Press
Young Adult Literature: Lucy Dakota: Adventures of a Modern Explorer Book 1 - Rocky Mountain Beginnings by Carol Sue Shride, My Piece of the Puzzle