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Jane Geske Award

The Nebraska Center for the Book annually presents this award to an organization, business, library, school, association, or other group that has made an exceptional contribution to literacy, books, reading, libraries, or Nebraska literature. More...

2016 Award Recipients
City Impact (Lincoln)
Literacy Center for the Midlands (Omaha)
Platte Valley Literacy Association (Columbus)

Previous years’ recipients

Mildred Bennett Award

This award is given to an individual who provides leadership and service in the promotion of Nebraska literature. More...

2016 Award Recipients
Twyla Hansen
Marjorie Saiser

Previous years’ recipients

Nebraska Book Awards

The Nebraska Book Awards program, sponsored by the Nebraska Center for the Book (NCB), recognizes and honors books that are written by Nebraska authors, published by Nebraska publishers, set in Nebraska or concerning Nebraska. More...

2016 (17th annual) for books published in 2015

Anthology
A Sandhills Reader: Thirty Years of Great Writing from the Great Plains, by Mark Sanders
Publisher: Stephen F. Austin State University Press
Chapbook
Hard Times, by Lin M. Brummels
Publisher: Finishing Line Press
Children/Young Adult
This Strange Wilderness: The Life and Art of John James Audubon, by Nancy Plain
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Cover/Design/Illustration
Rodeo Nebraska, by Mark Harris
Design by N. Putens
Publisher: Nebraska State Historical Society
Illustration Honor
The Fishes of Nebraska, by Robert A. Hrabik, Steven C. Schainost, Richard H. Stasiak, Edward J. Peters
Illustrated by Justin T. Sipiorski. Design by Jim L. Friesen
Publisher: Conservation and Survey Division of University of Nebraska Lincoln
Creative Nonfiction
The Ordinary Spaceman: from Boyhood Dreams to Astronaut, by Clayton C. Anderson
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Fiction
The Fishermen: A Novel, by Chigozie Obioma
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Fiction: Short Story Honor
A Man in Trouble: Stories, by Lon Otto
Publisher: Brighthorse Books
Nonfiction Current Biography
Nebrasketball: Coach Tim Miles and a Big Ten Team on the Rise, by Scott Winter
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Nonfiction Historical Biography
Sister’s Memories: The Life and Work of Grace Abbott from the Writings of Her Sister, Edith Abbott, by Edith Abbott and John Sorensen
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Nonfiction: Nebraska as Place
New Prairie Kitchen: Stories and Seasonal Recipes from Chefs, Farmers, and Artisans of the Great Plains, by Summer Miller
Publisher: Midway
Nonfiction Reference
The Fishes of Nebraska, by Robert A. Hrabik, Steven C. Schainost, Richard H. Stasiak, Edward J. Peters
Illustrated by Justin T. Sipiorski. Design by Jim L. Friesen
Publisher: Conservation and Survey Division of University of Nebraska Lincoln
Nonfiction True Crime
In Cold Storage: Sex and Murder on the Plains, by James W. Hewitt
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Nonfiction Wildlife
A Chorus of Cranes: The Cranes of North America and the World, by Paul A. Johnsgard and Thomas D. Mangelsen
Publisher: University Press of Colorado
Nonfiction Wildlife Honor
Hunting for Food: Guide to Harvesting, Field Dressing and Cooking Wild Game, by Jenny Nguyen and Rick Wheatley
Publisher: Living Ready
Poetry
Breezes on Their Way to Being Winds, by Charles Peek
Publisher: Finishing Line Press
Poetry Honor
Quiet City, by Susan Aizenberg
Publisher: BkMk Press

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