2015 Colorado Book Award Winners

Some of the 2015 Colorado Book Award Winners.


Outdoors in the Southwest: An Adventure Anthology by Andrew Gulliford, editor (University of Oklahoma Press)

Children's Literature

Mama Built a Little Nest by Jennifer Ward, illustrated by Steve Jenkins (Beach Lane Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster)

Creative Nonfiction

Both Sides Now; A True Story of Love, Loss, and Bold Living by Nancy Sharp (Books & Books Press)

General Nonfiction

Eating Dangerously: Why the Government Can't Keep Your Food Safe -- And How You Can by Michael Booth and Jennifer Brown (Rowman & Littlefield)

Historical Fiction

Song of the Jayhawk Or, The Squatter Sovereign by Jack Marshall Maness (Wooden Stake Press)


Encounters at the Heart of the World: A History of the Mandan People by Elizabeth A. Fenn (Hill & Wang, a division of Farrar, Straus & Giroux)

Juvenile Literature

Searching for Silverheels by Jeannie Mobley (Margaret K. McElderry Books, imprint of Simon & Schuster)

Literary Fiction

The Painter: A Novel by Peter Heller (Alfred A. Knopf)


Trapline: An Allison Coil Mystery by Mark Stevens (Midnight Ink, an imprint of Llewelyn Worldwide Ltd.)


High Road to Aspen: Leadville To Aspen Over The Continental Divide by Paul Andersen with photographs by David Hiser (ERG Press)


Abide by Jake Adam York (Crab Orchard Review & Southern Illinois University Press)

Short Story Collection

The Rise & Fall of the Scandamerican Domestic by Christopher Merkner (Coffee House Press)


The Intern’s Handbook: A Thriller by Shane Kuhn (Simon & Schuster)

Young Adult Literature

Lost Girl Found by Leah Bassoff and Laura DeLuca (Groundwood Books, House of Anansi Press)

Thank you all who participated in the Colorado Book Awards. It is a great honor to be in the presence of such talented and gracious individuals.

For more information, contact Program Coordinator Marnie Lansdown 303.894.7951 x18, fax 303.864.9361, or lansdown@coloradohumanities.org.