Join us at the Colorado Book Awards!

The 2013 Colorado Book Awards ceremony will be held June 21 at the Doerr Hosier Center at Aspen Meadows in Aspen from 1 - 4 p.m. Tickets are $10 if reserved in advance or $20 at the door.  For more information, please call (303) 894-7951 x21 or email goff@coloradohumanities.org.

Click here for directions to Doerr Hosier Center at Aspen Meadows.

2013 Finalists

Anthology

Collecting Life: Poets on Objects Known and Imagined edited by Andrea L. Watson and Madelyn Garner (3: A Taos Press)
Reclaiming School in the Aftermath of Trauma by Carolyn Lunsford Mears (Palgrave Macmillian)
Zebulon Pike, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the West edited by Matthew L. Harris and Jay H. Buckley (University of Oklahoma Press)

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)
One Marine’s War: A Combat Interpreter’s Quest for Humanity in the Pacific by Gerald A. Meehl (Naval Institute Press)
To Free a Family: the Journey of Mary Walker by Sydney Nathans (Harvard University Press)

Children's Literature

Monet Paints a Day by Julie Danneberg, illustrated by Caitlin Heimerl (Charlesbridge Publishing)
The Sandal Artist by Kathleen T. Pelly, illustrated by Lois Rosio Sprague (Pelican Publishing Company)
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)
Drive Me Wild: A Western Odyssey by Christina Nealson (Wildwords Publication)
Smoke Signals: Wayward Journeys Through the Old Heart of the New West by John M. Fayhee (Raven’s Eye Press)

Crime/Mystery

D-E-D, Dead by Larry Garner
Kop Killer by Warren Hammond (TOR Books)
Swift Run by Laura DiSilverio (Minotaur Books)

General Nonfiction

Dam Nation by Stephen Grace (Globe Pequot Press)
Full Body Burden by Kristen Iversen (Crown Publishing Group)
The Guide to Colorado Mammals by Mary Taylor Young (Fulcrum Publishing)

Genre Fiction

Clockwork Angels by Kevin J. Anderson (ECW Press)
The View From Here by Cindi Myers (Kensington Books)
Ticket to Hollywood by Gary Reilly (Running Meter Press)

History

A Ditch in Time: The City, the West and Water by Patricia Limerick and Jason Hanson (Fulcrum Publishing)
Colorado Women: A History by Gail M. Beaton (University Press of Colorado)
High Country Summers by Melanie Shellenbarger (University of Arizona Press)
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)
Mason Dixon: Basketball Disasters by Claudia Mills,
Claudia Mills, illustrated by Guy Francis (Random House Children’s Books)
The Marble Queen by Stephanie Blake (Amazon Children’s Publishing)

Literary Fiction

East of Denver by Gregory Hill (Penguin Group USA - Dutton)
Mariano’s Crossing by David M. Jessup (Pronghorn Press)
Rise by L. Annette Binder (Sarabande Books)

Pictorial

Crazy: A Creative and Personal Look at Mental Illness edited by Michael Hanna and Tami Leino Hanna (Adams Place)
Sleeping on the Summits: Colorado Fourteener High Bivys by Jon Kedrowski and Chris Tomer (Westcliffe Publishing)
The Murals of Colorado, Walls that Speak by Georgia McCracken Garnsey and Mary Motian Meadows (Westcliff Publishing)

Poetry

Common Time by Chris Pusateri (Steerage Press)
Mormon Boy by Seth Brady Tucker (Elixir Press)
Second Nature by Jack Collom (Instance Press)

Young Adult

Kissing Shakespeare by Pamela Mingle (Delacorte Books for Young Readers)
Rock on: a Story of Guitars, Gigs, Girls and a Brother (Not Necessarily in That Order) by Denise Vega (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)
Skinny by Donna Cooner (Scholastic Point)