Award Winners

Shakespeare in Montana

Big Sky Country’s Love Affair with the World’s Most Famous Writer
By Gretchen E. Minton

Winner of the 2020 Montana Book Award
2021 High Plains Book Award for Nonfiction Finalist

Tracing more than two centuries of history, Shakespeare in Montana uncovers a vast array of different voices that capture the state’s love affair with the world’s most famous writer.

River Teeth

Twenty Years of Creative Nonfiction
Edited by Joe MackallDaniel W. Lehman

Winner of the Gold Medal for Anthologies in the 2021 Independent Publisher (IPPY) Book Awards

To celebrate twenty years of introducing talented new writers to readers and publishing great nonfiction, the founding editors, Joe Mackall and Daniel W. Lehman, have selected their all-time favorite essays published in River Teeth in this stunning collection.

Subjects: EssaysLiterature

Shook

An Earthquake, a Legendary Mountain Guide, and Everest's Deadliest Day
By Jennifer Hull

Winner of the 2021 Zia Book Award from New Mexico Press Women

Shook tells the story of resilience, nerve, and survival on the deadliest day on Everest.

The Conquest of the Desert

Argentina’s Indigenous Peoples and the Battle for History
Edited by Carolyne R. Larson

Winner of the 2021 Thomas McGann Book Prize from the Rocky Mountain Council for Latin American Studies

This collection explores issues of settler colonialism, Indigenous-state relations, genocide, borderlands, and Indigenous cultures and land rights through essays that reexamine one of Argentina’s most important historical periods.

Ladina Social Activism in Guatemala City, 1871-1954

By Patricia Harms

Winner of the 2021 Judy Ewell Book Prize from the Rocky Mountain Council for Latin American Studies

In this groundbreaking new study on ladinas in Guatemala City, Patricia Harms contests the virtual erasure of women from the country’s national memory and its historical consciousness.

Colonial Kinship

Guaraní, Spaniards, and Africans in Paraguay
By Shawn Michael Austin

Winner of the 2021 Bandelier/Lavrin Book Prize from the Rocky Mountain Council for Latin American Studies

In Colonial Kinship: Guaraní, Spaniards, and Africans in Paraguay, historian Shawn Michael Austin traces the history of conquest and colonization in Paraguay during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

Nación Genízara

Ethnogenesis, Place, and Identity in New Mexico
Edited by Moises GonzalesEnrique R. Lamadrid

Winner of the 2021 Heritage Publication Award from the New Mexico Historic Preservation Division
Second Place Winner of the 2020 International Latino Book Award for Best History Book
2020 New Mexico–Arizona Book Award Finalist for History–New Mexico

Nación Genízara examines the history, cultural evolution, and survival of the Genízaro people.

Feel Puma

Poems
By Ray Gonzalez

Finalist for the 2021 Helen C. Smith Memorial Award for Best Book of Poetry
Finalist for the 2021 Minnesota Book Award in Poetry

In Feel Puma, Ray Gonzalez traces his love of reading, philosophy, and learning with poems constantly in conversation—with each other, with texts by other writers and the writers themselves, with world history and his personal history and people he has encountered.

Subjects: Poetry

Reservation Restless

By Jim Kristofic

2021 Southwest Books of the Year
Winner of the 2020 New Mexico–Arizona Book Award for Autobiography & Memoir

“Once in a great while, a miracle of a book comes along, a gift that both touches the heart and engages the mind. Reservation Restless is such a book.”—Anne Hillerman, New York Times best-selling author of Rock with Wings and The Tale Teller

Riding Shotgun with Norman Wallace

Rephotographing the Arizona Landscape
By William Wyckoff

2021 Southwest Books of the Year

In Riding Shotgun with Norman Wallace, award-winning geographer William Wyckoff celebrates the photographic legacy of Norman Grant Wallace, whose work as an Arizona highway engineer during the first half of the twentieth century afforded him the opportunity to survey every corner of the Grand Canyon State.

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