Saturday, August 18, 2018

2017 Writers' League of Texas Book Awards


The Writers' League of Texas has announced their 2017 Texas Book Award winners, finalists, and Discovery Prize winners!

Fiction

Winner: SPOILS by Brian Van Reet
Finalists: 
DISASTERS IN THE FIRST WORLD by Olivia Clare
HOLLOW by Owen Egerton
WHITE FUR by Jardine Libaire
BLUEBIRD, BLUEBIRD by Attica Locke
WAIT TILL YOU SEE ME DANCE by Deb Olin Unferth
 Nonfiction
Winner: THE ROAD TO JONESTOWN by Jeff Guinn
Finalists:
SPINELESS by Juli Berwald
AMERICAN WOLF by Nate Blakeslee
THE BOY WHO LOVED TOO MUCH by Jennifer Latson
NO APPARENT DISTRESS by Rachel Pearson, MD
TOO FAT, TOO SLUTTY, TOO LOUD by Anne Helen Petersen
 Poetry
Winner: WHEN I GROW UP I WANT TO BE A LIST OF FURTHER POSSIBILITIES by Chen Chen
Finalists:
AMERICAN PURGATORY by Rebecca Gayle Howell
FOR WANT OF WATER by Sasha Pimentel
MADNESS by Sam Sax
WOLFE AND OTHER POEMS by Donald Mace Williams
Discovery Prize Winner: THE LANGUAGE WE CRY IN by Delicia Daniels
 Middle Grade/Young Adult
Winner: THE LOVE LETTERS OF ABELARD AND LILY by Laura Creedle
Finalists:
ROAR by Cora Carmack
WAIT FOR ME by Caroline Leech
FAULT LINES IN THE CONSTITUTION by Cynthia Levinson & Sanford Levinson
ALL THE WIND IN THE WORLD by Samantha Mabry
Discovery Prize Winner: BROKEN CIRCLE by J.L. Powers & M.A. Powers
 Picture Book
Winner: DAZZLE SHIPS by Chris Barton
Finalists:
WHOBERT WHOVER, OWL DETECTIVE by Jason Gallaher
THE CLOUD ARTIST by Sherri Maret
THE SURVIVOR TREE by Gaye Sanders
ANOTHER WAY TO CLIMB A TREE by Liz Garton Scanlon
STRONG AS SANDOW by Don Tate
Discovery Prize Winner: DREAM BIG by Kat Kronenberg


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