Award Winners

Found Documents from the Life of Nell Johnson Doerr

A Novel
By Thomas Fox Averill

Winner of the 2019 Byron Caldwell Smith Book Award
Finalist for the 2019 WILLA Literary Award in Original Softcover Fiction from Women Writing the West

Not just epistolary, this novel is archival, told entirely through journals, letters, photos, drawings, notes, and clippings left behind by Nell Doerr, who lived in Lawrence, Kansas, between 1854 and 1889.

Subjects: Fiction

Rain Scald

Poems
By Tacey M. Atsitty

Finalist for the 2019 15 Bytes Book Award for Poetry

In this innovative debut collection, Tacey M. Atsitty employs traditional, lyric, and experimental verse to create an intricate landscape she invites readers to explore.

Subjects: Poetry

The Handyman's Guide to End Times

Poems
By Juan J. Morales

First Place Winner of the 2019 International Latino Book Award for Poetry, One Author, in English

In Morales’s newest collection, an imagined zombie apocalypse intertwines with personal narrative.

Subjects: Poetry

Aztec, Salmon, and the Puebloan Heartland of the Middle San Juan

Edited by Paul F. ReedGary M. Brown

New Mexico-Arizona Book Award Finalist in Anthropology/Archaeology

The contributors to this book attribute the development of Salmon and Aztec to migration and colonization by people from Chaco Canyon and that the Middle San Juan can be seen as one of the ancient Puebloan heartlands that made important contributions to contemporary Puebloan society.

Subjects: Archaeology

Cutting the Wire

Photographs and Poetry from the US-Mexico Border
By Ray GonzalezLawrence Welsh
Edited by Lisa McNiel
Photographs by Bruce Berman

2018 Southwest Books of the Year
New Mexico-Arizona Book Award Finalist in Arts

Cutting the Wire, a masterful collaboration between photographer Bruce Berman and poets Ray Gonzalez and Lawrence Welsh, offers us a way to look again, to really look, at the border between Mexico and the United States.

Image to Insight

The Art of William Hart McNichols
By John D. DadoskyWilliam Hart McNichols

New Mexico-Arizona Book Award Finalist in Arts

This book comprises a selection of William Hart McNichols's popular icons and sacred images.

Subjects: ArtReligion

No More Bingo, Comadre!

Stories
By Nasario García

New Mexico-Arizona Book Award Finalist in Fiction–Other

It takes all kinds to populate Northern New Mexico, and this book has every one: from gypsies and gamblers to ranchers and criminals.

Subjects: Short Stories

Imagine a City That Remembers

The Albuquerque Rephotography Project
By Anthony AnellaMark C. Childs

Winner of the 2019 Heritage Publication Award from the New Mexico Historic Preservation Division
New Mexico-Arizona Book Award Finalist in History

This expanded and updated collection juxtaposes historic and contemporary photographs of Albuquerque to show diverse moments in the city’s history and development.

Colonial New Mexican Families

Community, Church, and State, 1692–1800
By Suzanne M. Stamatov

New Mexico-Arizona Book Award Finalist in History

In this book Suzanne M. Stamatov skillfully relies on both ecclesiastical and civil records to discover how families formed and endured during this period of contention in the eighteenth century.

Gather the Night

Poems
By Katherine DiBella Seluja

New Mexico-Arizona Book Award Finalist in Poetry

These poems grieve for a world of the lost while extending solace to those who remain and remember.

Subjects: Poetry

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