Award Winners

Long Night Moon

A Novel
By Sue BoggioMare Pearl

Winner of the 2019 Zia Book Award from New Mexico Press Women
Winner of the 2017 New Mexico-Arizona Book Award's Tony Hillerman Fiction Award

Long Night Moon continues the story of the Vigils and the Silvas, begun in the authors’ first two award-winning novels, Sunlight and Shadow and A Growing Season, depicting a complicated extended family in New Mexico’s beautiful Rio Grande Valley.

Subjects: Fiction

Rethinking Mexican Indigenismo

The INI’s Coordinating Center in Highland Chiapas and the Fate of a Utopian Project
By Stephen E. Lewis

Honorable Mention for the 2019 Thomas McGann Book Prize from the Rocky Mountain Council for Latin American Studies

This book traces how indigenista innovation gave way to stagnation as local opposition, shifting national priorities, and waning financial support took their toll.


New and Selected Stories of the American West
By Miles Wilson

Finalist for the Jesse H. Jones Award for Best Work of Fiction

These stories from four decades are grounded in the geographical, cultural, and psychological American West.

Imagining Histories of Colonial Latin America

Synoptic Methods and Practices
Edited by Karen MelvinSylvia Sellers-García

Winner of the 2018 D. Scott Palmer Best Edited Volume Prize from the New England Council of Latin American Studies

Imagining Histories of Colonial Latin America teaches imaginative and distinctive approaches to the practice of history through a series of essays on colonial Latin America.

Eco-Travel New Mexico

86 Natural Destinations, Green Hotels, and Sustainable Adventures
By Ashley M. Biggers

Winner of the 2018 New Mexico-Arizona Book Award for Travel Book
Winner of the Bronze 2017–18 Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Competition Award, Guidebook Category

Ashley M. Biggers’s guide delves into the heart of this enchanting land—from stunning natural landscapes to vital cultural areas that give New Mexico its distinctive character.

Skiing New Mexico

A Guide to Snow Sports in the Land of Enchantment
By Daniel Gibson

Winner of the 2018 New Mexico-Arizona Book Award for Sports/Recreation

This invaluable book tells you everything there is to know about skiing and snowboarding in the Land of Enchantment, with thousands of helpful details on the state’s downhill ski resorts and cross-country and backcountry venues.

My Heart Belongs to Nature

A Memoir in Photographs and Prose
By John Nichols

Winner of the 2018 New Mexico-Arizona Book Award for Nature/Environment Book

In My Heart Belongs to Nature, Nichols records his forty-five-year connection to the Taos valley and its mountains, where he still lives.

Tortillas, Tiswin, and T-Bones

A Food History of the Southwest
By Gregory McNamee

Winner of the 2018 New Mexico-Arizona Book Award for Nonfiction (Other)
2017 Southwest Books of the Year

In this entertaining history, Gregory McNamee explores the many ethnic and cultural traditions that have contributed to the food of the Southwest.

Sisters in Blue/Hermanas de azul

Sor María de Ágreda Comes to New Mexico/ Sor María de Ágreda viene a Nuevo México
By Anna M. NogarEnrique R. Lamadrid
Illustrations by Amy Córdova

Winner of the 2017 Southwest Book Award from the Border Regional Library Association
Winner of the 2018 New Mexico-Arizona Book Award for Juvenile Book

Sisters in Blue tells the story of two young women—one Spanish, one Puebloan—meeting across space and time.

Into the Great White Sands

Photographs by Craig Varjabedian

Winner of the 2018 New Mexico-Arizona Book Award's Father Thomas J. Steele Award for History

Varjabedian’s photographs reveal snow-white dunes of gypsum, striking landforms, storms and stillness, panoramic vistas and breathtaking sunsets, intricate wind-blown patterns in the sand, ancient animal tracks, exquisite desert plants, and also the people who come to experience this place that is at once spectacular yet subtle.