Ohioana Book AwardWinner

Given by Ohioana Library

395 Works / 397 Items 0 Books
First given in 1942, the Ohioana Book Awards are the second oldest, and among the most prestigious, state literary prizes in the nation. Nearly every major writer from Ohio in the past 80 years show more has been honored, from James Thurber to Toni Morrison.

Each year, juried awards are given to books in six categories: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, About Ohio/an Ohioan, Middle Grade/Young Adult Literature, and Juvenile Literature. Fans have the opportunity to make their voices heard by selecting the Readers’ Choice Book Award from among all thirty finalists in an online poll. Finally, we present a special prize for emerging writers, the Walter Rumsey Marvin Grant.
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All, Winner (397), Finalist (446), Honorable Mention (19)
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All, 2023 (7), 2022 (6), 2021 (7), 2020 (7), 2019 (7), 2018 (7), 2017 (7), 2016 (7), 2015 (6), 2014 (5), 2013 (5), 2012 (6), 2011 (5), 2010 (5), 2009 (5), 2008 (5), 2007 (7), 2006 (5), 2005 (6), 2004 (6), 2003 (5), 2002 (4), 2001 (5), 2000 (5), 1999 (5), 1998 (6), 1997 (5), 1996 (5), 1995 (5), 1994 (5), 1993 (5), 1992 (5), 1991 (5), 1990 (5), 1989 (5), 1988 (4), 1987 (4), 1986 (4), 1985 (3), 1984 (3), 1983 (3), 1982 (4), 1981 (4), 1980 (4), 1979 (4), 1978 (4), 1977 (5), 1976 (6), 1975 (4), 1974 (5), 1973 (5), 1972 (5), 1971 (5), 1970 (5), 1969 (4), 1968 (4), 1967 (3), 1966 (4), 1965 (2), 1964 (4), 1963 (4), 1962 (3), 1961 (4), 1960 (6), 1959 (5), 1958 (4), 1957 (4), 1956 (3), 1955 (3), 1954 (4), 1953 (4), 1952 (4), 1951 (3), 1950 (7), 1949 (9), 1948 (3), 1947 (5), 1946 (6), 1945 (6), 1944 (5), 1943 (4), 1942 (3)

Winner 397

WorkCategoryYear
The Keeper: Soccer, Me, and the Law That Changed Women's Lives by Kelcey ErvickAbout Ohio or an Ohioan2023
Our Missing Hearts by Celeste NgFiction2023
The More You Give by Marcy CampbellJuvenile Literature2023
A Rover's Story by Jasmine WargaMiddle Grade & Young Adult Literature2023
Inciting Joy: Essays by Ross GayNonfiction2023
Alive at the End of the World by Saeed JonesPoetry2023
The Kaiju Preservation Society by John ScalziReaders' Choice2023
The Hospital: Life, Death, and Dollars in a Small American Town by Brian AlexanderAbout Ohio or an Ohioan2022
Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony DoerrFiction2022
Watercress by Andrea WangJuvenile Literature2022
The Shape of Thunder by Jasmine WargaMiddle Grade & Young Adult Literature2022
A Little Devil in America: Notes in Praise of Black Performance by Hanif AbdurraqibNonfiction2022
I Always Carry My Bones (Iowa Poetry Prize) by Felicia ZamoraPoetry2022
Raggin' on: The Art of Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson's House and Journals by Carole M GenshaftAbout Ohio or an Ohioan2021
The Prettiest Star by Carter SickelsFiction2021
Sugar in Milk by Thrity UmrigarJuvenile Literature2021
Before the Ever After by Jacqueline WoodsonMiddle Grade & Young Adult Literature2021
World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, and Other Astonishments by Aimee NezhukumatathilNonfiction2021
All Heathens by Marianne ChanPoetry2021
Betty by Tiffany McDanielReaders' Choice2021
The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West by David McCulloughAbout Ohio or an Ohioan2020
The Volunteer: A Novel by Salvatore ScibonaFiction2020
Saturday by Oge MoraJuvenile Literature2020
Other Words for Home by Jasmine WargaMiddle Grade & Young Adult Literature2020
Things We Didn't Talk About When I Was a Girl: A Memoir by Jeannie VanascoNonfiction2020
A Fortune for Your Disaster by Hanif AbdurraqibPoetry2020
A Season on the Wind: Inside the World of Spring Migration by Kenn KaufmanReaders' Choice2020
Tigerland: 1968-1969: A City Divided, a Nation Torn Apart, and a Magical Season of Healing by Wil HaygoodAbout Ohio or an Ohioan2019
Sadness Is a White Bird: A Novel by Moriel Rothman-ZecherFiction2019
The Day You Begin by Jacqueline WoodsonJuvenile Literature2019
Out of Left Field by Ellen KlagesMiddle Grade & Young Adult Literature2019
Furnishing Eternity: A Father, a Son, a Coffin, and a Measure of Life by David GiffelsNonfiction2019
Pardon My Heart: Poems by Marcus JacksonPoetry2019
Nothing Is Okay by Rachel WileyReaders' Choice2019
Glass House: The 1% Economy and the Shattering of the All-American Town by Brian AlexanderAbout Ohio or an Ohioan2018
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste NgFiction2018
A New School Year: Stories in Six Voices by Sally DerbyJuvenile Literature2018
Walking with Miss Millie by Tamara BundyMiddle Grade & Young Adult Literature2018
Blood Brothers: The Story of the Strange Friendship between Sitting Bull and Buffalo Bill by Deanne StillmanNonfiction2018
Set to Music a Wildfire by Ruth AwadPoetry2018
Walking with Miss Millie by Tamara BundyReaders' Choice2018
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J. D. VanceAbout Ohio or an Ohioan2017
Little Nothing by Marisa SilverFiction2017
Miss Mary Reporting: The True Story of Sportswriter Mary Garber by Sue MacyJuvenile Literature2017
Jump Back, Paul: The Life and Poems of Paul Laurence Dunbar by Sally DerbyMiddle Grade & Young Adult Literature2017
Rightful Heritage: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Land of America by Douglas BrinkleyNonfiction2017
Haint: poems by Teri Ellen Cross DavisPoetry2017
The Summer That Melted Everything by Tiffany McDanielReaders' Choice2017
The Wright Brothers by David McCulloughAbout Ohio or an Ohioan2016
Epitaph by Mary Doria RussellFiction2016
Little Tree by Loren LongJuvenile Literature2016
The Seventh Most Important Thing by Shelley PearsallMiddle Grade & Young Adult Literature2016
Showdown: Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Court Nomination That Changed America by Wil HaygoodNonfiction2016
Why God Is a Woman (American Poets Continuum) by Nin AndrewsPoetry2016
Epitaph by Mary Doria RussellReaders' Choice2016
James A. Rhodes, Ohio Colossus by Tom DiemerAbout Ohio or an Ohioan2015
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony DoerrFiction2015
Harlem Hellfighters by J. Patrick LewisJuvenile Literature2015
Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline WoodsonMiddle Grade & Young Adult Literature2015
The Invisible Soldiers: How America Outsourced Our Security by Ann HagedornNonfiction2015
Floating Heart by Stuart FriebertPoetry2015
The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism by Doris Kearns GoodwinAbout Ohio or an Ohioan2014
Looking for Me by Beth HoffmanFiction2014
Etched in Clay: The Life of Dave, Enslaved Potter and Poet by Andrea ChengJuvenile Literature2014
Super Boys: The Amazing Adventures of Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster---the Creators of Superman by Brad RiccaNonfiction2014
Sky Ward (Wesleyan Poetry Series) by Kazim AliPoetry2014
America's Other Audubon by Joy M. KiserAbout Ohio or an Ohioan2013
The Coldest Night by Robert OlmsteadFiction2013
His Name Was Raoul Wallenberg by Louise BordenJuvenile Literature2013
The Bluebird Effect: Uncommon Bonds with Common Birds by Julie ZickefooseNonfiction2013
White Papers (Pitt Poetry Series) by Martha CollinsPoetry2013
Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine, and the Murder of a President by Candice MillardAbout Ohio or an Ohioan2012
The Paris Wife by Paula McLainFiction2012
The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae CarsonJuvenile Literature2012
Where Do You Stay? by Andrea ChengJuvenile Literature2012
Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend by Susan OrleanNonfiction2012
Weather (The VQR Poetry Series) by Dave LucasPoetry2012
Virginia Hamilton: Speeches, Essays, and Conversations by Virginia HamiltonAbout Ohio or an Ohioan2011
Memory Wall: Stories by Anthony DoerrFiction2011
What Happened on Fox Street by Tricia SpringstubbJuvenile Literature2011
A Secret Gift: How One Man's Kindness—and a Trove of Letters—Revealed the Hidden History of the Great Depression by Ted GupNonfiction2011
Field of Light and Shadow: Selected and New Poems by David YoungPoetry2011
Wild Ohio: The Best of Our Natural Heritage by James S. McCormacAbout Ohio or an Ohioan2010
Await Your Reply by Dan ChaonFiction2010
The Cuckoo's Haiku: and Other Birding Poems by Michael J. RosenJuvenile Literature2010
When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present by Gail CollinsNonfiction2010
Sonata Mulattica: Poems by Rita DovePoetry2010
All the Way Home: Building a Family in a Falling-Down House by David GiffelsAbout Ohio or an Ohioan2009
Gone Tomorrow by P. F. KlugeFiction2009
Beneath My Mother's Feet by Amjed QamarJuvenile Literature2009
Baghdad at Sunrise: a Brigade Commander's War in Iraq by Peter R. MansoorNonfiction2009
Everywhere at Once by William GreenwayPoetry2009
George Bellows: An Artist in Action by Mary Sayre HaverstockAbout Ohio or an Ohioan2008
Coal Black Horse by Robert OlmsteadFiction2008
Uprising by Margaret Peterson HaddixJuvenile Literature2008
Savage Peace: Hope and Fear in America, 1919 by Ann HagedornNonfiction2008
Crossing to Sunlight Revisited: New and Selected Poems by Paul ZimmerPoetry2008
Growing Season: The Life of a Migrant Community by Gary HarwoodAbout Ohio or an Ohioan2007
The Teahouse Fire by Ellis AveryFiction2007
The Lemon Sisters by Andrea ChengJuvenile Literature2007
Copper Sun by Sharon M. DraperJuvenile Literature2007
The Great Deluge: Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast by Douglas BrinkleyNonfiction2007
Blue Front: Poems by Martha CollinsPoetry2007
Declension in the Village of Chung Luong by Bruce WeiglPoetry2007
Girl Sleuth: Nancy Drew and the Women Who Created Her by Melanie RehakAbout Ohio or an Ohioan2006
Specimen Days by Michael CunninghamFiction2006
Good Brother, Bad Brother: The Story of Edwin Booth and John Wilkes Booth by James Cross GiblinJuvenile Literature2006
A Wild Perfection: The Selected Letters of James Wright by James WrightNonfiction2006
Here and Hereafter: Poems (Arkansas Poetry Award) by Elton GlaserPoetry2006
Under a Wild Sky: John James Audubon and the Making of The Birds of America by William SouderAbout Ohio or an Ohioan2005
About Grace by Anthony DoerrFiction2005
The Greatest Skating Race: A World War II Story from the Netherlands by Louise BordenJuvenile Literature2005
Rambam's Ladder by Julie SalamonNonfiction2005
Trains in the distance by Paul ZimmerNonfiction2005
Kettle Bottom by Diane Gilliam FisherPoetry2005
Rix Mills Remembered: An Appalachian Boyhood by Paul W. PattonAbout Ohio or an Ohioan2004
Love by Toni MorrisonFiction2004
East by Edith PattouJuvenile Literature2004
An Open Book: Coming of Age in the Heartland by Michael DirdaNonfiction2004
Beyond the River: The Untold Story of the Heroes of the Underground Railroad by Ann HagedornNonfiction2004
Ascending Order by William GreenwayPoetry2004
Ohio: A Bicentennial Portrait by Stephen OstranderAbout Ohio or an Ohioan2003
The Shell Collector: Stories by Anthony DoerrFiction2003
Trouble Don't Last by Shelley PearsallJuvenile Literature2003
Facing the Wind: A True Story of Tragedy and Reconciliation by Julie SalamonNonfiction2003
Now the Green Blade Rises: Poems by Elizabeth SpiresPoetry2003
Chester Himes: A Life by James SallisAbout Ohio or an Ohioan2002
Among the Missing by Dan ChaonFiction2002
The Amazing Life of Benjamin Franklin by James Cross GiblinJuvenile Literature2002
Finding Fish: A Memoir by Antwone Q. FisherNonfiction2002
Blue Jacket: Warrior of the Shawnees by John SugdenAbout Ohio or an Ohioan2001
In Pursuit of the Proper Sinner by Elizabeth GeorgeFiction2001
Betsy Zane, The Rose of Fort Henry by Lynda DurrantJuvenile Literature2001
The GI Generation: A Memoir by Frank F. MathiasNonfiction2001
One Above & One Below by Erin BelieuPoetry2001
The Broken Tower: A Life of Hart Crane by Paul MarianiAbout Ohio or an Ohioan2000
Glass Hearts by Terri PaulFiction2000
The Mouse of Amherst by Elizabeth SpiresJuvenile Literature2000
John Glenn: A Memoir by John H. GlennNonfiction2000
On the Bus with Rosa Parks: Poems by Rita DovePoetry2000
Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr. by Ron ChernowAbout Ohio or an Ohioan1999
Paradise by Toni MorrisonFiction1999
Beaded Moccasins by Lynda DurrantJuvenile Literature1999
Ellis Island Interviews: Immigrants Tell Their Stories In Their Own Words by Peter Morton CoanNonfiction1999
The Truth About Small Towns: Poems by David BakerPoetry1999
Great Houses of the Queen City: Two Hundred Years of Historic & Contemporary Architecture & Interiors in Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky by Walter LangsamAbout Ohio or an Ohioan1998
David Zeisberger: A Life Among the Indians by Earl P. OlmsteadAbout Ohio or an Ohioan1998
Hope Mills by Constance PierceFiction1998
The Heart is Big Enough by Michael J. RosenJuvenile Literature1998
The Haygoods of Columbus: a Love Story by Wil HaygoodNonfiction1998
Broken Symmetry by David CitinoPoetry1998
The Ohio Frontier: An Anthology of Early Writings by Emily FosterAbout Ohio or an Ohioan1997
Lies of the Saints by Erin McGrawFiction1997
Her Stories: African American Folktales, Fairy Tales, and True Tales by Virginia HamiltonJuvenile Literature1997
The Song of the Dodo: Island Biogeography in an Age of Extinction by David QuammenNonfiction1997
Walt Whitman Bathing: POEMS (Illinois Poetry Series) by David WagonerPoetry1997
Rutherford B. Hayes: Warrior and President by Ari HoogenboomAbout Ohio or an Ohioan1996
Antarctic Navigation by Elizabeth ArthurFiction1996
The King's Shadow by Elizabeth AlderJuvenile Literature1996
The Diaries of Dawn Powell: 1931-1965 by Dawn PowellNonfiction1996
Swimming At Midnight: Selected Shorter Poems by John MatthiasPoetry1996
John A. Ruthven : in the Audubon tradition by George LaycockAbout Ohio or an Ohioan1995
Sworn Before Cranes by Merrill GilfillanFiction1995
Jericho by Janet HickmanJuvenile Literature1995
Family by Ian FrazierNonfiction1995
Like Most Revelations by Richard HowardPoetry1995
Way up north in Dixie : a Black family's claim to the Confederate anthem by Howard L. SacksAbout Ohio or an Ohioan1994
Are You Mine? by Abby FruchtFiction1994
In the Small, Small Pond by Denise FlemingJuvenile Literature1994
Staying Put: Making a Home in a Restless World by Scott Russell SandersNonfiction1994
Selected Poems by Rita DovePoetry1994
Charles Burchfields Journals: The Poetry of Place by Charles BurchfieldAbout Ohio or an Ohioan1993
Plain Jane by Eve HorowitzFiction1993
The Falcon's Wing by Dawna Lisa BuchananJuvenile Literature1993
Sherman: A Soldier's Passion for Order by John F. MarszalekNonfiction1993
New and Selected Poems by Mary OliverPoetry1993
Quilts in Community: Ohio's Traditions by Ricky ClarkAbout Ohio or an Ohioan1992
Worry Beads by Kay SloanFiction1992
Appalachia: The Voices of Sleeping Birds by Cynthia RylantJuvenile Literature1992
Praying for Sheetrock: A Work of Nonfiction by Melissa Fay GreeneNonfiction1992
Rainbow Remnants in Rock Bottom Ghetto Sky: Poems by Thylias MossPoetry1992
Inside Looking Out: The Cleveland Jewish Orphan Asylum, 1868-1924 by Gary Edward PolsterAbout Ohio or an Ohioan1991
The People I Know: Stories by Nancy ZafrisFiction1991
With a Name Like Lulu, Who Needs More Trouble? by Tricia SpringstubbJuvenile Literature1991
A First-Class Temperament: The Emergence of Franklin Roosevelt by Geoffrey C. WardNonfiction1991
The House of Memory by David CitinoPoetry1991
Birds of Ohio by Bruce G. PeterjohnAbout Ohio or an Ohioan1990
Dreams of Distant Lives by Lee K. AbbottFiction1990
But I'll Be Back Again by Cynthia RylantJuvenile Literature1990
Bulow Hammock: Mind in a Forest by David Rains WallaceNonfiction1990
Grace Notes: Poems by Rita DovePoetry1990
Bicentennial Guide to Greater Cincinnati: A Portrait of Two Hundred Years by Geoffrey J. GiglieranoAbout Ohio or an Ohioan1989
Life Being the Best & Other Stories (A Revived Modern Classic) by Kay BoyleFiction1989
The Tsar and the Amazing Cow (Dial Books for Young Readers) by J. Patrick LewisJuvenile Literature1989
Magpie rising: sketches from the Great Plains by Merrill GilfillanNonfiction1989
The Discovery of Fire by David ShevinPoetry1989
Salmon P. Chase: A Life in Politics by Frederick J. BlueAbout Ohio or an Ohioan1988
The Cincinnati Germans After the Great War by Don Heinrich TolzmannAbout Ohio or an Ohioan1988
The Ideal, Genuine Man by Don RobertsonFiction1988
Sacred Cows...and Other Edibles by Nikki Giovanni
Essays
Nonfiction1988
Booking in the Heartland (Johns Hopkins: Poetry and Fiction) by Jack Matthews
Essays
About Ohio or an Ohioan1987
The Earth Abideth by George DellFiction1987
The Lotus Cup by Jane Louise CurryJuvenile Literature1987
The Frontier Republic: Ideology and Politics in the Ohio Country, 1780-1825 by Andrew R. L. Cayton
History
Nonfiction1987
Colonel Coggeshall: The Man Who Saved Lincoln by Freda Postle Koch
Biography
About Ohio or an Ohioan1986
The Tree of Life by Hugh NissensonFiction1986
The Rearrangement by Nancy PelletierFiction1986
The architecture of migration : log construction in the Ohio country, 1750-1850 by Donald A. Hutslar
History
Nonfiction1986
Chikara!: A Sweeping Novel of Japan and America from 1907 to 1983 by Robert SkiminFiction1985
The Seven Mountains of Thomas Merton by Michael Mott
Biography
Nonfiction1985
Wood, Brick and Stone, the North American Settlement Landscape: Houses by Allen G. Noble
History
Nonfiction1985
A woman's place : the life history of a rural Ohio grandmother / Rosemary O. Joyce by Rosemary O. JoyceAbout Ohio or an Ohioan1984
The Headmaster's Papers by Richard A. HawleyFiction1984
The Shawnee Prophet by R. David Edmunds
Biography
Nonfiction1984
Ohio by James WestwaterAbout Ohio or an Ohioan1983
...And the Ladies of the Club by Helen Hooven SantmyerFiction1983
Gregarious Saints: Self and Community in Antebellum American Abolitionism, 1830-1870 by Lawrence J. Friedman
History
Nonfiction1983
The Beechers: An American Family in the Nineteenth Century by Milton Allan Rugoff
Biography
About Ohio or an Ohioan1982
Reinhart's Women by Thomas BergerFiction1982
Another Heaven, Another Earth by H. M. HooverJuvenile Literature1982
The American Jewish Woman, 1654-1980 by Jacob Rader Marcus
History
Nonfiction1982
Idle Weeds by David Rains Wallace
Science
About Ohio or an Ohioan1981
Minerva's turn by Helen Faye RosenblumFiction1981
The Liberation of Tansy Warner by Stephanie S. TolanJuvenile Literature1981
Semper fidelis : the history of the United States Marine Corps by Allan R. Millett
History
Nonfiction1981
Ohio's Natural Heritage by Michael B. Lafferty
Science
About Ohio or an Ohioan1980
Hanta Yo by Ruth Beebe HillFiction1980
The Hanging Garden by David Wagoner
Miscellaneous
Fiction1980
Steinbeck and Covici: The Story of a Friendship by Thomas Fensch
Biography
Nonfiction1980
Garfield by Allan Peskin
Biography
About Ohio or an Ohioan1979
The brasspounder by Donald G. Sanders
Ohio Scene
About Ohio or an Ohioan1979
The Summer Soldier by Nicholas GuildFiction1979
The Plains Across: The Overland Emigrants and the Trans-Mississippi West, 1840-60 by John D. Unruh
History
Nonfiction1979
The mapping of Ohio : the delineation of the State of Ohio through the use of manuscript maps, printed maps, and plats, sketches and plans from original map makers with a narrative which describes each map from contemporary sources by Thomas H. Smith
History
About Ohio or an Ohioan1978
The Americans by John JakesFiction1978
Poor Tom's Ghost by Jane Louise CurryJuvenile Literature1978
Why Big Fierce Animals Are Rare: An Ecologist's Perspective by Paul A. Colinvaux
Science
Nonfiction1978
The World and Warren's Cartoons by Walter Consuelo Langsam
Social History Award
About Ohio or an Ohioan1977
A highly ramified tree by Robert CanzoneriFiction1977
Island Time by Bette LamontJuvenile Literature1977
Deep in the Forest (Picture Puffins) by Brinton TurkleJuvenile Literature1977
This Is Ragtime by Terry Waldo
Social History
Nonfiction1977
Tornado by Polk Laffoon
Ohio Scene
About Ohio or an Ohioan1976
The Rose and the Thorn: The Lives of Mary and Margaret Tudor by Nancy Lenz HarveyFiction1976
Witch of the Cumberlands by Mary Jo StephensJuvenile Literature1976
SIGNERS OF THE CONSTITUTION BUILDERS OF A NATION SERIES BOOK TWO by Ed Mason
Bicentennial Award
Nonfiction1976
Signers of the Declaration of Independence by Ed Mason
Bicentennial Award
Nonfiction1976
George Eliot: The Emergent Self by Ruby V. Redinger
Biography
Nonfiction1976
Stars in the water;: The story of the Erie Canal by George E. Condon
Ohio Scene
About Ohio or an Ohioan1975
Sula by Toni MorrisonFiction1975
Water Well Technology by Jay H. Lehr
Science
Nonfiction1975
Day of Shame: The Truth About the Murderous Happenings Aboard the Cutter Vigilant During the Russian-American Confrontation Off Martha's Vineyard. by Algis RuksenasNonfiction1975
William Howard Taft: A Conservative Conception of the Presidency by Donald F. Anderson
Ohio Scene
About Ohio or an Ohioan1974
The paintings of George Bellows by Mahonri Sharp Young
Arts
About Ohio or an Ohioan1974
Guerrilla Warrior: The Early Life of John J. Pershing by Donald Smythe
Biography
Nonfiction1974
The eight; the realist revolt in American painting by Mahonri Sharp Young
Arts
Nonfiction1974
Rose, Where Did You Get That Red?: Teaching Great Poetry to Children by Kenneth KochPoetry1974
The Presidency of Rutherford B. Hayes by Kenneth E. Davison
History
About Ohio or an Ohioan1973
Mr. Republican: A Biography of Robert A. Taft by James T. Patterson
Biography
About Ohio or an Ohioan1973
The dead of the house by Hannah GreenFiction1973
The UFO Experience: A Scientific Inquiry by J. Allen HynekNonfiction1973
The River Styx, Ohio, and other poems, by Mary OliverPoetry1973
William Dean Howells: An American life by Kenneth S. Lynn
Ohio Letters
About Ohio or an Ohioan1972
Garfield of Ohio,: The available man by John M. Taylor
Ohio Scene
About Ohio or an Ohioan1972
Just Wait Till You Have Children of Your Own! by Erma BombeckFiction1972
Winds by Mary Le Duc O'NeillJuvenile Literature1972
Yankee Quaker, Confederate general: The curious career of Bushrod Rust Johnson by Charles M Cummings
Biography
Nonfiction1972
TR and Will; a friendship that split the Republican Party by William Manners
Ohio Scene
About Ohio or an Ohioan1971
Voyager: A Life of Hart Crane by John Eugene Unterecker
Biography
About Ohio or an Ohioan1971
Dave's Song by Robert McKayJuvenile Literature1971
Ohio by Marion RenickJuvenile Literature1971
Blackthink; My Life as Black Man and White Man by Jesse Owens
Biography
Nonfiction1971
Hero In Spite of Himself: Brand Whitlock In Art, Politics, and War by Robert Morse Crunden
Biography
About Ohio or an Ohioan1970
The Edison album; a pictorial biography of Thomas Alva Edison by Lawrence A. Frost
Ohio Scene
About Ohio or an Ohioan1970
The Xavier Affair by Robert L. PikeFiction1970
The Norman Rockwell storybook by Jan WahlJuvenile Literature1970
Chalk Dust on My Shoulder by Charles G. RousculpNonfiction1970
Concerns of a conservative Democrat by Charles SawyerAbout Ohio or an Ohioan1969
Crossroads : An Auotbiographical Novel by James McConkeyFiction1969
The House of Dies Drear by Virginia HamiltonJuvenile Literature1969
The river Jordan by Nelson GlueckNonfiction1969
Ambrose Bierce: A Biography by Richard O'Connor
Biography
About Ohio or an Ohioan1968
The Frontiersmen: A Narrative by Allan W. EckertFiction1968
Focus the bright land by Elisabeth Hamilton FriermoodJuvenile Literature1968
The Peddler and Other Domestic Matters by Hollis SummersPoetry1968
Walk a narrow bridge by Dale FifeJuvenile Literature1967
Unknown Edwin Markham His Mystery and Its Significance by Louis Filler
Biography
Nonfiction1967
Overtaken by Events: The Dominican Crisis from the Fall of Trujillo to the Civil War by John Bartlow MartinNonfiction1967
William Howard Taft, Chief Justice by Alpheus Thomas Mason
Biography
About Ohio or an Ohioan1966
Starlight Nights: The Adventures of a Star-Gazer by Leslie C. PeltierAbout Ohio or an Ohioan1966
Night of Camp David by Fletcher KnebelFiction1966
The Great American Forest by Rutherford Hayes PlattNonfiction1966
Bitter Knowledge by Jack MatthewsFiction1965
A History of Far Eastern Art by Sherman E. LeeNonfiction1965
William McKinley and His America: Second Edition by H. Wayne MorganAbout Ohio or an Ohioan1964
The dark traveler by Josephine Winslow JohnsonFiction1964
Hill towns of Italy by Lucy Lilian NotesteinNonfiction1964
Viva Juárez ! - A Biography by Charles Allen SmartNonfiction1964
The Western Book Trade: Cincinnati as a Ninteenth-Century Publishing and Book-Trade Center by Walter SuttonAbout Ohio or an Ohioan1963
The Hands of Esau by Hiram HaydnFiction1963
Seven-Day Magic by Edward EagerJuvenile Literature1963
The Yorkist Age: Daily Life During the Wars of the Roses by Paul Murray KendallNonfiction1963
A Lost King (Black Squirrel Books) by Raymond DecapiteFiction1962
Ships, shoals, and amphoras; the story of underwater archaeology by Suzanne De BorhegyiJuvenile Literature1962
The Coming Fury by Bruce CattonNonfiction1962
Anna Teller by Jo SinclairFiction1961
Old Ramon by Jack SchaeferJuvenile Literature1961
The Crusade against Slavery, 1830-1860 by Louis FillerNonfiction1961
The Skylark, and other poems by Ralph HodgsonPoetry1961
In the Days of McKinley by Margaret LeechAbout Ohio or an Ohioan1960
Happy families are all alike; a collection of stories by Peter Hillsman TaylorFiction1960
The Gammage Cup by Carol KendallJuvenile Literature1960
Rivers in the Desert: A History of the Negev by Nelson GlueckNonfiction1960
Crisis of the House Divided: An Interpretation of the Issues in the Lincoln-Douglas Debates by Harry V. JaffaNonfiction1960
Saint Judas by James Arlington WrightPoetry1960
Thomas Worthington : father of Ohio statehood by Alfred Byron SearsAbout Ohio or an Ohioan1959
The Darkest Bough by Anne ChamberlainFiction1959
America's Own Mark Twain by Jeanette EatonJuvenile Literature1959
Moonlight at midday by Sally CarrigharNonfiction1959
Prelude to Independence: The Newspaper War on Britain, 1764-1776 by Arthur M. SchlesingerNonfiction1959
The Hell Bent Kid by Charles O. LockeFiction1958
Time of Wonder by Robert McCloskeyJuvenile Literature1958
The Crisis of the Old Order, 1919-1933 by Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.Nonfiction1958
Warwick the Kingmaker by Paul Murray Kendall
Biography
Nonfiction1958
So Fell the Angels: The Story of Chase, Lincoln's Ambitious Chief Justice, His Bold Designing Daughter, and the Husband Who Could Finance Her Plans by Thomas Graham BeldenAbout Ohio or an Ohioan1957
The Man Who Was Not With It (Second Edition Books) by Herbert GoldFiction1957
Knight's Castle by Edward EagerJuvenile Literature1957
This Hallowed Ground: The Story of the Union Side of the Civil War by Bruce CattonNonfiction1957
The Changelings by Jo SinclairFiction1956
The Fabulous Firework Family by James FloraJuvenile Literature1956
The Roots of French Imperialism in Eastern Asia by John F. CadyNonfiction1956
Clown of Gods by Agatha YoungFiction1955
Prehistoric Animals by William E. ScheeleJuvenile Literature1955
Men, Women and Pianos: A Social History by Arthur LoesserNonfiction1955
The Hills are Strong by Rollo Walter BrownAbout Ohio or an Ohioan1954
Grant and His Generals by Clarence Edward Noble Macartney
History
About Ohio or an Ohioan1954
Tinker's Tim and the Witches by Bertha C. AndersonJuvenile Literature1954
Christianity and the problem of history by Roger Lincoln Shinn
Religion
Nonfiction1954
The Bounty Lands by William Donohue EllisFiction1953
The Republic and The Person by Gordon Keith ChalmersNonfiction1953
Making prayer real by Lynn James Radcliffe
Philosophy
Nonfiction1953
The Extraordinary Mr. Morris by Howard Swiggett
Biography
Nonfiction1953
A Socialist's Faith (Kennikat Press scholarly reprints. Series in American history and culture in the twentieth century) by Norman ThomasAbout Ohio or an Ohioan1952
Enter David Garrick by Anna Bird StewartJuvenile Literature1952
Mr. Lincoln's Army by Bruce Catton
History
Nonfiction1952
Luther and His Times: The Reformation from a New Perspective by Ernest George Schwiebert
Biography
Nonfiction1952
Congo Eden by Mary L. Jobe AkeleyAbout Ohio or an Ohioan1951
Eleanor of Aquitaine and the Four Kings by Amy Ruth KellyFiction1951
The Scholar Adventurers by Richard D. AltickJuvenile Literature1951
Little Squire Jim by Robert K. MarshallFiction1950
Song of the Pines: A Story of Norwegian Lumbering in Wisconsin by Walter HavighurstJuvenile Literature1950
Sword in Sheath by Andre NortonJuvenile Literature1950
Island Summer by Hazel WilsonJuvenile Literature1950
The hours and the ages; a sequence of Americans by Edward Nicholas
History
Nonfiction1950
A Guide to Confident Living by Norman Vincent Peale
Religion
Nonfiction1950
Liberty Hyde Bailey: A story of American plant sciences by Andrew Denny Rodgers
Biography
Nonfiction1950
One Day at Teton Marsh by Sally CarrigharJuvenile Literature1949
The Insect World by Hilda T. HarpsterJuvenile Literature1949
Boom Town Boy by Lois LenskiJuvenile Literature1949
Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskeyJuvenile Literature1949
Children and Books by May Hill ArbuthnotNonfiction1949
Shakespeare's Use of the Arts of Language by Sister Miriam JosephNonfiction1949
The letters of Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allan Poe
Critical
Nonfiction1949
The British Post Office: a History by Howard Robinson
History
Nonfiction1949
The Story of John Hope by torrencefredericridg
Biography
Nonfiction1949
George Crile - An Autobiography, In Two Volumes by Grace George edited by Crile CrileAbout Ohio or an Ohioan1948
David Livingstone: Foe of Darkness by Jeanette EatonJuvenile Literature1948
Li Lun, Lad of Courage by Carolyn TreffingerJuvenile Literature1948
Journey Through My Years by James M. Cox
Biography
About Ohio or an Ohioan1947
Land of Promise: The Story of the Northwest Territory by Walter Havighurst
History
About Ohio or an Ohioan1947
Wasteland by Jo SinclairFiction1947
Meriwether Lewis: Boy Explorer by Charlotta M. BebenrothJuvenile Literature1947
Peace of mind by Joshua Loth Liebman
Religion
Nonfiction1947
MAN AGAINST PAIN: THE EPIC OF ANAESTHESIA. by Howard Riley RaperAbout Ohio or an Ohioan1946
The Mystery of the Creaking Windmill by Harriet EvattJuvenile Literature1946
Splasher by Alice Crew GallJuvenile Literature1946
The White Deer by James ThurberJuvenile Literature1946
The Age of Jackson by Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.
History
Nonfiction1946
Against the current: The life of Karl Heinzen (1809-80) by Carl Frederick Wittke
Biography
Nonfiction1946
I Never Left Home by Bob Hope
Humor
About Ohio or an Ohioan1945
Deep river by Henrietta BuckmasterFiction1945
One God; the ways we worship Him by Florence Mary FitchJuvenile Literature1945
The Great Quillow by James ThurberJuvenile Literature1945
The road to Teheran,: The story of Russia and America, 1781-1943 by Foster Rhea DullesNonfiction1945
Date with destiny by Ralph W. SockmanNonfiction1945
Ohio comes of age, 1873-1900 by Philip D. JordanAbout Ohio or an Ohioan1944
The Wright Brothers: A Biography by Fred C. Kelly
Biography
About Ohio or an Ohioan1944
Bayou Suzette by Lois LenskiJuvenile Literature1944
Burma Surgeon by Gordon S. Seagrave
War
Nonfiction1944
Cloth of the Tempest by Kenneth PatchenPoetry1944
The Story of the Great Lakes by Marie Emilie GilchristJuvenile Literature1943
Bibi, the Baker's Horse by Anna Bird StewartJuvenile Literature1943
Climate makes the man by Clarence Alonzo MillsNonfiction1943
No Royal Road: Luca Pacioli and His Times (Dimensions of Accounting Theory and Practice) by R. Emmett TaylorNonfiction1943
The Long Ships Passing: The Story of the Great Lakes by Walter HavighurstNonfiction1942
Washington is like that by W. M. KiplingerNonfiction1942
Prelude to Victory by James B. RestonNonfiction1942

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First given in 1942, the Ohioana Book Awards are the second oldest, and among the most prestigious, state literary prizes in the nation. Nearly every major writer from Ohio in the past 80 years has been honored, from James Thurber to Toni Morrison.

Each year, juried awards are given to books in six categories: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, About Ohio/an Ohioan, Middle Grade/Young Adult Literature, and Juvenile Literature. Fans have the opportunity to make their voices heard by selecting the Readers’ Choice Book Award from among all thirty finalists in an online poll. Finally, we present a special prize for emerging writers, the Walter Rumsey Marvin Grant.

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URL: http://www.ohioana.org/programs/ohioana-book-awards/
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