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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...

2013 Award Recipient — Nebraska Library Commission

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Mildred Bennett Award

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

2014 Award RecipientJane Smith

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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...

2014 (15th annual) for books published in 2013

Anthology
The Untidy Season: An Anthology of Nebraska Women Poets, edited by Heidi Hermanson, Liz Kay, Jen Lambert, and Sarah McKinstry-Brown
Publisher: The Backwaters Press
Anthology Honor
The Northwoods Hymnal, by Luke A. Hawley
Publisher: River Otter Press
Children's Picture Book
Simpson’s Sheep Won’t Go to Sleep!, Bruce Arant
Publisher: Peter Pauper Press
Cover/Design/Illustration
Simpson’s Sheep Won’t Go to Sleep!, Bruce Arant
Publisher: Peter Pauper Press
Fiction
Stranded, Alex Kava
Publisher: Doubleday
Fiction Honor
Haven’s Wake, Ladette Randolph
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Nonfiction: Biography
Black Print with a White Carnation: Mildred Brown and the Omaha Star Newspaper, 1938-1989, Amy Helene Forss
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Nonfiction: History
The Last Days of the Rainbelt, David J. Wishart
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Nonfiction: Natural History
Yellowstone Wildlife: Ecology and Natural History of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, Paul A. Johnsgard, photographs by Thomas D. Mangelsen
Publisher: University Press of Colorado
Nonfiction: Reference
Witness: A Húnkpapȟa Historian’s Strong-Heart Song of the Lakotas, Josephine Waggoner and Emily Levine
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Poetry
Saving Singletrees, Leo Dangel
Publisher: WSC Press
Young Adult Fiction
Eleanor & Park, Rainbow Rowell
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin

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Other awards

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