Newspaper article The Billings Gazette (Billings, MT)

Nominate Your Favorite Regional Author for the 2019 High Plains Book Awards

Newspaper article The Billings Gazette (Billings, MT)

Nominate Your Favorite Regional Author for the 2019 High Plains Book Awards

Article excerpt

In conjunction with BookFest, the Billings Public Library hosts the High Plains Book Awards to recognize regional literary works. (CASEY PAGE/Gazette Staff)

Nominations for the 2019 High Plains Book Awards open Jan. 11 and will be accepted through March 8. Books musthave been published for the first time in 2018 to be eligible for an award.

The 2019 awards include 12 categories: art and photography, children’s book, creative nonfiction, fiction, first book, indigenous writer medicine/science, nonfiction, poetry, short stories, woman writer, young adult.

New this year, the Big Sky Montana book that will be selected from category nominations.

Books considered for the award must either reflect life on the High Plains or be written by an author who lives in the region.

Winners of the 12th annual High Plains Book Awards in 12 categories were chosen from 207 submissions. Each author selected for an award received $500 and a plaque.

At an awards banquet in October 2018, Ellen Horowitz, who won in the Children's Book category for "What I Saw in Glacier" said just being named one of the three finalists was the greatest honor should could have imagined.

"Tonight, for me, winning this is beyond my wildest expectations," Horowitz said to the roomful of people.

Other winners included:

Art & Photography: Rick Newby, "Theodore Waddell: My Montana."

Creative non-fiction:Doug Ammons,"A Darkness Lit by Heroes: The Granite Mountain-Speculator Mine Disaster of 1917. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.