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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...

2013 (14th annual) for books published in 2012

Anthology
Artifacts & Illuminations: Critical Essays on Loren Eiseley, edited by Tom Lynch and Susan N. Maher
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Children's Picture Book
House Held Up by Trees, Ted Kooser
Publisher: Candlewick
Cover/Design/Illustration
Nebraska's Post Office Murals: Born of the Depression, Fostered by the New Deal, L. Robert Puschendorf
Publisher: Nebraska State Historical Society Books
Designer: Nathan Putens
Cover/Design/Illustration Book Arts Award
In Times of Considerable Wars and Interludes, Don Welch
Publisher: All Along Press
Design, Illustration and Production: Elysia Mann
Fiction
Hell or High Water, Joy Castro
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
Fiction Honor
Lake Country: A Novel, Sean Doolittle
Publisher: Bantam
Nonfiction: Autobiography
Backstage: Stories from My Life in Public Television, Ron Hull
Publisher: Bison Books, University of Nebraska Press
Nonfiction: Autobiography
Called to Justice: The Life of a Federal Trial Judge (Law in the American West), Hon. Warren K. Urbom and William Jay Riley
Publisher: Bison Books, University of Nebraska Press
Nonfiction: Biography
Free Radical: Ernest Chambers, Black Power, and the Politics of Race, Tekla Agbala Ali Johnson and Quintard Taylor
Publisher: Texas Tech University Press
Nonfiction: Essay
What the River Carries: Encounters with the Mississippi, Missouri, and Platte, Lisa Knopp
Publisher: University of Missouri
Nonfiction: History
Standing Firmly by the Flag: Nebraska Territory and the Civil War, 1861-1867, James E. Potter
Publisher: Bison Books, University of Nebraska Press
Nonfiction: Nebraska as Place
Nebraska's Post Office Murals: Born of the Depression, Fostered by the New Deal, L. Robert Puschendorf
Publisher: Nebraska State Historical Society Books
Poetry
Stray Cat Blues, Hal Sirowitz
Publisher: The Backwaters Press
Young Adult Fiction
The Miseducation of Cameron Post, emily m. danforth
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Youth Nonfiction
Light on the Prairie: Solomon D. Butcher, Photographer of Nebraska's Pioneer Days, Nancy Plain
Publisher: Bison Books, University of Nebraska Press

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