2013 Colorado Book Award Winners

Fifteen authors, editors or illustrators came away with top honors on Friday, June 21, at the 22nd Annual Colorado Book Awards ceremony. The awards are the culminating event of the Aspen Summer Words Literary Festival, hosted by the Aspen Writers’ Foundation. The 2013 Colorado Book Awards, recognizing the outstanding talent in Colorado for books published in 2012, was made possible thanks to support from Outskirts Press and Vectra Bank.

2013 Colorado Book Award Winners

Anthology
Reclaiming School in the Aftermath of Trauma edited by Carolyn Lunsford Mears (Palgrave Macmillian)

Biography
Letters from Berlin: A Story of War, Survival, and the Redeeming Power of Love and Friendship by Kerstin Lieff and Margarete Dos (Lyons Press)

Children's Literature
Time Out for Monsters! by Jean Reidy, illustrated by Robert Neubecker (Disney Hyperion)

Creative Nonfiction
Descanso for My Father: Fragments of a Life by Harrison Candelaria Fletcher (University of Nebraska Press)

Crime/Mystery
KOP Killer by Warren Hammond (TOR Books)

General Nonfiction

Full Body Burden by Kristen Iversen (Crown Publishing Group)

Genre Fiction
The View from Here by Cindy Myers (Kensington Books)

History
The Admirals: Nimitz, Halsey, Leahy, and King The Five-Star Admirals Who Won the War at
Sea by Walter R. Borneman (Little, Brown and Company)

Juvenile Literature
Katerina’s Wish by Jeannie Mobley (Simon & Schuster)

Literary Fiction
East of Denver by Gregory Hill (Penguin Group USA – Dutton)

Pictorial
Crazy: A Creative and Personal Look at Mental Illness edited by Michael Hanna and Tami Leino Hanna (Adams Place)

Poetry
Second Nature by Jack Collom (Instance Press)

Young Adult Literature
Kissing Shakespeare by Pamela Mingle (Delacorte Books for Young Readers)