20th Annual Colorado Book Awards

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2011 COLORADO BOOK AWARD FINALISTS!
They are:

Art/Pictorial
Public Architecture: The Art Inside by Curtis Fentress and Mary Voelz Chandler, ORO Editions
Touchstones of Design: Redefining Public Architecture by Curtis Fentress, Images Publishing Group Pty Ltd
The Colorado River: Flowing Through Conflict, photography by Peter McBride, text by Jonathan Waterman, Westcliffe Publishers
Landscapes on Glass: Lantern Slides for the Rainbow Bridge-Monument Valley Expedition, by Jack Turner, Durango Herald Small Press

Biography/History
Buffalo Bill: Scout, Showman, Visionary by Steve Friesen, Fulcrum Publishing
Rival Rails: The Race to Build America’s Greatest Transcontinental Railroad by Walter R. Borneman, Random House
Steam, Steel & Statutes: True Tales from Colorado Legal History by Frank Gibbard, Colorado Bar Association

Children's Literature/Picture Books
Magnus Maximus, A Marvelous Measurer by Kathleen T. Pelley, pictures by S.D. Schindler, Farrar Straus Giroux
Scarum Fair, poems by Jessica Swaim, illustrations by Carol Ashley, Wordsong (Boyd Mills Press)
The BLUES Go Birding Across America by Sandy F. Fuller and Carol L. Malnor, illustrated by Louise Schroeder, Dawn Publications

Creative Nonfiction/Memoir
Dear Dr. Thompson: Felony Murder, Hunter S. Thompson, and the Last Gonzo Campaign by Matthew L. Moseley, Ghost Road Press
Flawless: Inside the Largest Diamond Heist in History by Scott Andrew Selby and Greg Campbell, Union Square Press
Paradise General: Riding the Surge at a Combat Hospital in Iraq by Dr. Dave Hnida, Simon & Schuster
Gifts from the Heart: Stories, Memories & Chronicles of Lucille Gonzales Oller, edited by Alexander Blackburn, University of Colorado

General Nonfiction
The Heroine's Bookshelf: Life Lessons, From Jane Austen to Laura Ingalls Wilder by Erin Blakemore, Harper
Shinin' Times and the Fort by Holly Arnold Kinney, edited by Mary Goodbody, photography by Lois Ellen Frank, Fur Trade Press
Blue Lines: A Fishing Life by Tom Reed, Riverbend Publishing

Genre/Popular Fiction
The Spider's Web by Margaret Coel, Berkley Prime Crime
It Came from Del Rio: Part 1 of the Bunnyhead Chronicles by Stephen Graham Jones, Trapdoor Books
The Spirit Lens by Carol Berg, NAL (ROC) Penguin Group

Juvenile Literature
Trade on the Taos Mountain Trail by Deborah A. Martinez Martinez Ph.D., illustrated by Robert W. Pacheo, Vanishing Horizons
Star in the Forest by Laura Resau, Delacorte Press
Travels with Gannon and Wyatt: Botswana by Patti Wheeler and Keith Hemstreet, Claim Stake Publishers
Warriors: In the Crossfire by Nancy Bo Flood, Front Street Press

Literary Fiction
Postcards from a Dead Girl by Kirk Farber, Harper Perennial
My Sisters Made of Light by Jacqueline St. Joan, Press 53
Fast Forward: The Mix Tape, edited by Nancy Stohlman, Fast Forward Press

Poetry
The Diminishing House by Nicky Beer, Carnegie Mellon University Press
Flexible Bones by Maria Melendez, University of Arizona Press
Song from the Deep Middle Brain by Barbara Ellen Sorensen, Main Street Rag Publishing Company

Young Adult Literature
The Secret to Lying by Todd Mitchell, Candlewick Press
The Ruby Notebook by Laura Resau, Delacorte Press
Zen and Xander Undone by Amy Kathleen Ryan, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt