2010 Colorado Book Awards - Winners Announced!

Colorado Book Awards winner Helen Thorpe.


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ASPEN, CO­ - Colorado Humanities and Center for the Book announced the winners of the 2010 Colorado Book Award winners on Friday, June 25 at 2 p.m. at the Doerr-Hosier Center in Aspen. Sponsored this year by Vectra Bank and Outskirts Press, the Colorado Book Awards is one of the oldest state book award programs in the country, and the 2010 Winners represent the finest literary talent in the state and nation.  The Colorado Book Awards recognizes outstanding contributions by Colorado authors, editors, illustrators, and photographers in multiple categories.  This year, 146 books were entered into in the competition in thirteen categories.

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The winners of the 2010 Colorado Book awards are:

A Dozen on Denver: Stories, Rocky Mountain News, editor, Fulcrum Publishing

Rosalie Edge, Hawk of Mercy: The Activist Who Saved Nature from the Conservationists, by Dyana Z. Furmansky, The University of Georgia Press

Children's Literature
Grandmother, Have the Angels Come? by Denise Vega, illustrated by Erin Eitter Kono, Little, Brown and Company

Creative Nonfiction
Just Like Us: The True Story of Four Mexican Girls Coming of Age in America by Helen Thorpe, Scribner

General Nonfiction
Voices of the American West by Corinne Platt & Meredith Ogilby, Fulcrum Publishing

Genre Fiction -
Historical & Romance
A Land Beyond Ravens: Book 4 of the Macsen's Treasure Series by Kathleen Cunningham Guler, Bardsong Press

Genre Fiction - Mystery/Thriller
& Sci-Fi/Fantasy

The Radio Magician and Other Stories by James Van Pelt, Fairwood Press



First Kill Your Family: Child Soldiers of Uganda and the Lord's Resistance Army by Peter Eichstaedt, Lawrence Hill Books

Juvenile Literature

Artsy-Fartsy: An Aldo Zelnick Comic Novel by Karla Oceanak, illustrated by Kendra Spanjer, Bailiwick Press

Literary Fiction

Spoon by Robert Greer, Fulcrum Publishing

Phlogs: Journey to the heart of the human predicament by George Stranahan & Nicole Beinstein Strait, People's Press

Theory of Mind: New & Selected Poems by Bin Ramke, Omnidawn Publishing

Young Adult Literature

The Indigo Notebook by Laura Resau, Delacorte Press