2014 Colorado Book Awards

Earlier this month, the Colorado Book Award winners were announced at a ceremony in Aspen by Colorado Humanities. To be eligible, authors had to be Colorado residents or their work must have been strongly influenced by Colorado. With 16 categories, there is something for everyone. Congrats to all the winners and click on the links below to request these excellent reads (or see the full set)!

Ernest L. Blumenschein: The Life of an American Artist by Robert W. Larson and Carole B. Larson

Children’s Literature
The Tumbleweed Came Back by Carmela LaVigna-Coyle and Kevin Rechin

Creative Nonfiction
Animal, Mineral, Radical: Essays on Wildlife, Family, and Food by BK Loren

General Nonfiction
Tasting Colorado: Favorite Recipes from the Centennial State by Michele Morris

Genre Fiction
Changes by Pamela Nowak

Historical Fiction
The Drowning Guard: A Novel of the Ottoman Empire by Linda Lafferty

Denver Mountain Parks: 100 Years of the Magnificent Dream by Erika D. Walker, Wendy Rex-Atzet, Sally L. White, W. Bart Berger, Thomas J. Noel and John Fielder

Juvenile Literature
Grave Images by Jenny Goebel

Literary Fiction
Little Raw Souls by Steven Schwartz

I Promise Not to Suffer: A Fool for Love Hikes the Pacific Crest Trail by Gail D. Storey

Desperado: A Mile High Noir by Manuel Ramos

Firmament: A Meditation of Place in Three Parts by Andrew Beckham

Natural Takeover of Small Things by Tim Z. Hernandez

Ndewo, Colorado by Uche Ogbuji

Double Dare by Michael Madigan

Young Adult Literature
Ascendant by Rebecca Taylor

Interested in submitting your work for next year’s awards or to become a volunteer reader?  Contact 2015 Program Coordinator Stephanie March at stephanie@coloradohumanities.org.

Written by Bobby on June 27, 2014


Josh J on June 27, 2014


I read Manuel Ramos' work...as a newly arrived resident of Denver I must say that it helped me a lot with the geography of this fine city!

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