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Book awards: Heartland Prize

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Works (58)

The Big Store by Donald R. KatzNon-Fiction, 1987
An American Memory by Eric LarsenFiction, 1988
Ellen Foster by Kaye GibbonsFiction, 1989
The Broken Cord by Michael DorrisNon-Fiction, 1990
The Things They Carried by Tim O'BrienFiction, 1990
Praying for Sheetrock: A Work of Nonfiction by Melissa Fay GreeneNon-Fiction, 1991
A Thousand Acres by Jane SmileyFiction, 1991
Nature's Metropolis: Chicago and the Great West by William CrononNon-Fiction, 1992
The Shipping News by E. Annie ProulxFiction, 1993
Colored People: A Memoir by Henry Louis Gates Jr.Non-Fiction, 1994
Rattlebone by Maxine ClairFiction, 1994
A Sistermony by Richard SternNon-Fiction, 1995
Cold Mountain by Charles FrazierFiction, 1997
The Undertaking: Life Studies from the Dismal Trade by Thomas LynchNon-Fiction, 1997
The Other Side of the River: A Story of Two Towns, a Death, and America's Dilemma by Alex KotlowitzNon-Fiction, 1998
The Short History of a Prince by Jane HamiltonFiction, 1998
Robert Frost by Jay Parininot in English Common KnowledgeNon-fiction, 1999
The Last Campaign: How Harry Truman Won the 1948 Election by Zachary KarabellNon-Fiction, 2000
Rails Under My Back (Harvest Book) by Jeffery Renard AllenFiction, 2000
The Metaphysical Club: A Story of Ideas in America by Louis MenandNon-Fiction, 2001
Off Keck Road by Mona SimpsonFiction, 2001
The Lovely Bones by Alice SeboldFiction, 2002
Will the Circle Be Unbroken? Reflections on Death, Rebirth, and Hunger for a Faith by Studs TerkelNon-Fiction, 2002
Reversible Errors by Scott TurowFiction, 2003
Sons of Mississippi: A Story of Race and Its Legacy by Paul HendricksonNon-Fiction, 2003
Truth & Beauty: A Friendship by Ann PatchettNon-Fiction, 2004
An Unfinished Season by Ward JustFiction, 2004
Arc of Justice: A Saga of Race, Civil Rights, and Murder in the Jazz Age by Kevin BoyleNon-Fiction, 2005
Gilead by Marilynne Robinsonnot in English Common KnowledgeFiction, 2005
At Canaan's Edge: America in the King Years, 1965-68 by Taylor BranchNon-Fiction, 2006
The Painted Drum by Louise ErdrichFiction, 2006
The Age of Lincoln by Orville Vernon BurtonNon-Fiction, 2007
Coal Black Horse by Robert OlmsteadFiction, 2007
Head and Heart: American Christianities by Garry WillsNon-Fiction, 2008
The Lazarus Project by Aleksandar HemonFiction, 2008
What the Gospels Meant by Garry WillsNon-Fiction, 2008
Lark and Termite by Jayne Anne PhillipsFiction, 2009
Methland by Nick RedingNon-Fiction, 2009
Anthill by Edward O. WilsonFiction, 2010
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca SklootNon-Fiction, 2010
Freedom by Jonathan FranzenFiction, 2011
The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration by Isabel WilkersonNon-Fiction, 2011
Canada by Richard FordFiction, 2012
Hemingway's Boat: Everything He Loved in Life, and Lost, 1934-1961 by Paul HendricksonNon-Fiction, 2012
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi AdichieFiction, 2013
The Third Coast: When Chicago Built the American Dream by Thomas L. Dyjanot in English Common KnowledgeNon-Fiction, 2013
The Maid's Version by Daniel Woodrellnot in English Common KnowledgeFiction, 2014
Men We Reaped by Jesmyn Wardnot in English Common KnowledgeNon-Fiction, 2014
On Such a Full Sea by Chang-Rae Leenot in English Common KnowledgeFiction, 2015
Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality by Danielle S. Allennot in English Common KnowledgeNon-Fiction, 2015
Golden Age by Jane Smileynot in English Common KnowledgeFiction, 2016
Negroland: A Memoir by Margo Jeffersonnot in English Common KnowledgeNonfiction, 2016
Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmondnonfiction, 2017
The Underground Railroad by Colson WhiteheadFiction, 2017
Lincoln in the Bardo by George SaundersFiction, 2018
Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder by Caroline FraserNon-Fiction, 2018
The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkainot in English Common KnowledgeFiction, 2019
Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth by Sarah Smarshnot in English Common KnowledgeNon-Fiction, 2019

Award description

The Heartland Prize is a literary prize created in 1988 by the newspaper The Chicago Tribune. It is awarded yearly in two categories: Fiction and Non-Fiction. These prizes are awarded to books that "reinforce and perpetuate the values of heartland America."


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