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Book awards: Montana Book Award

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Pictures from an Expedition by Diane SmithWinner, 2002
The Big Burn by Jeanette IngoldHonor, 2002
Perma Red by Debra Magpie EarlingHonor, 2002
Silence & Solitude: Yellowstone's Winter Wilderness by Tom MurphyHonor, 2002
Hope in Hard Times: New Deal Photographs of Montana, 1936-1942 by Mary MurphyWinner, 2003
Flight Of The Fisherbird by Nora MartinHonor, 2003
The Secret Life of Cowboys by Tom GronebergHonor, 2003
Useful Girl by Marcus StevensWinner, 2004
Crown of the Continent: The Last Great Wilderness of the Rocky Mountains by Ralph WaldtHonor, 2004
Little Things in a Big Country: An Artist and Her Dog on the Rocky Mountain Front by Hannah HinchmanHonor, 2004
Tree Girl by Ben MikaelsenHonor, 2004
Decade of the Wolf: Returning the Wild to Yellowstone by Douglas W. SmithWinner, 2005
Composing voices : a cycle of dramatic monologues by Robert PackHonor, 2005
Darkest Before Dawn: Sedition and Free Speech in the American West by Clemens P. WorkHonor, 2005
Mahjong All Day Long by Ginnie LoHonor, 2005
X Out of Wonderland: A Saga by David Allan CatesHonor, 2005
Hattie Big Sky by Kirby LarsonWinner, 2006
The Reluctant Mr. Darwin: An Intimate Portrait of Charles Darwin and the Making of His Theory of Evolution by David QuammenHonor, 2006
Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace ... One School at a Time by Greg MortensonHonor, 2006
Wings over Montana: A Celebration of Wild Birds by Donald M. JonesHonor, 2006
Red Rover by Deirdre McNamerHonor, 2007
Chrysalis: Maria Sibylla Merian and the Secrets of Metamorphosis by Kim ToddHonor, 2007
Evelyn Cameron: Montana's Frontier Photographer by Kristi HagerHonor, 2007
One woman's Montana : photographs by Kathe LeSageHonor, 2007
Full Court Quest: The Girls from Fort Shaw Indian School Basketball Champions of the World by Linda PeavyWinner, 2008
Freeman Walker by David Allan CatesHonor, 2008
Montana : stories of the land by Krys HolmesHonor, 2008
Requiem for Locusts by Wendy ParciakHonor, 2008
Saving homewaters : the story of Montana's streams and rivers by Gordon SullivanHonor, 2008
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie FordWinner, 2009
600 Hours of Edward by Craig LancasterHonor, 2009
The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire that Saved America by Timothy EganHonor, 2009
The Selected Works of T. S. Spivet by Reif LarsenHonor, 2009
Stick Horses and Other Stories of Ranch Life by Wallace McRaeHonor, 2009
Bound Like Grass: A Memoir from the Western High Plains by Ruth McLaughlinWinner, 2010
Everything: A Novel by Kevin CantyHonor, 2010
Goodbye Wifes and Daughters by Susan Kushner ResnickHonor, 2010
The Last Stand : Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of the Little Bighorn by Nathaniel PhilbrickHonor, 2010
Visions of the Big sky : painting and photographing the northern Rocky Mountain West by Dan FloresHonor, 2010
Raptors of the West: Captured in Photographs by Kate DavisWinner, 2011
Beautiful Unbroken: One Nurse's Life by Mary Jane NealonHonor, 2011
Conjugations of the Verb To Be: Stories by Glen ChamberlainHonor, 2011
Hand raised : the barns of Montana by Chere JiustoHonor, 2011
Where elk roam : conservation and biopolitics of our national elk herd by Bruce L. SmithHonor, 2011
The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. DanforthWinner, 2012
Fobbit by David AbramsHonor, 2012
The Girls of No Return by Erin SaldinHonor, 2012
Mammals of Montana by Kerry Ryan ForesmanHonor, 2012
The Mountain and the Fathers: Growing Up on The Big Dry by Joe WilkinsHonor, 2012
Let Him Go by Larry WatsonWinner, 2013
Black Helicopters by Blythe WoolstonHonor, 2013
The Lovebird by Natalie BrownHonor, 2013
Opportunity, Montana: Big Copper, Bad Water, and the Burial of an American Landscape by Brad TyerHonor, 2013
Fourth of July Creek: A Novel by Smith HendersonWinner, 2014
Astoria: John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson's Lost Pacific Empire: A Story of Wealth, Ambition, and Survival by Peter StarkHonor, 2014
Blood Will Out: The True Story of a Murder, a Mystery, and a Masquerade by Walter KirnHonor, 2014
The Ploughmen: A Novel by Kim ZupanHonor, 2014
Black River by S. M. HulseHonor, 2015
Crossing the Plains with Bruno by Annick SmithHonor, 2015
Hawthorn: The Tree That Has Nourished, Healed, and Inspired Through the Ages by Bill VaughnHonor, 2015
Lentil Underground: Renegade Farmers and the Future of Food in America by Liz CarlisleWinner, 2015
Tunnel Vision: A Novel by Susan AdrianHonor, 2015

Award description

Montana Book Award

In 2001 the Friends of Missoula Public Library decided that Montana needed a book award in order to recognize literary and artistic excellence. Montana is home to a large number of astounding writers and honoring some of them each year brings attention to their work and their craft, attracts readers, and promotes great literature. With representation from all parts of the state, the Montana Book Award achieved immediate success as eloquently described below by Diane Smith, winner of the first Montana Book Award, in her acceptance speech:

“…the Montana Book Award has done all Montanans a great service…it’s a subtle but very important form of economic development, for the writing profession brings money into the state and, in the process, leaves a very small environmental footprint. And, writing is a profession in which, unlike the industries of the past, the rewards of the worker’s labor stay in the state, and the product these workers produce enriches us all. Anything we can do as a community to encourage, support and recognize our writers—and give then voice—is greatly needed. When the Missoula Friends of the Library and others in the state publicly recognize our work, and announce that our work has ‘value,’ it helps all of us broaden and deepen our audience, and ultimately gives us a platform to affect the kinds of change we would like to see.”


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