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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...

2015 Award Recipient — Lincoln City Libraries One Book-One Lincoln Community Reading Program

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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...

2015 Award Recipient Rod Wagner

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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...

2015 (16th annual) for books published in 2014

The Wheeling Year: A Poet’s Field Book, by Ted Kooser
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
As All My Fathers Were: A Novel, by James A. Misko
Cover and design by Jonathan Friedman
Publisher: Northwest Ventures Press
Cover/Design/Illustration Honor
Intimates and Fools, by Laura Madeline Wiseman
Art by Sally Deskins. Internal layout and design by Adam Wagler
Publisher: Les Femmes Folles Books
Last Night at the Blue Angel, by Rebecca Rotert
Publisher: William Morrow
Fiction: Short Story
In Reach, by Pamela Carter Joern
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Nonfiction: Investigative Journalism
The Chain: Farm, Factory, and the Fate of Our Food, by Ted Genoways
Publisher: Harper
Nonfiction: Memoir
Leaving the Pink House: A Memoir, by Ladette Randolph
Publisher: University of Iowa Press
Nonfiction: Nebraska as Place
This Place, These People: Life and Shadow on the Great Plains, by David Stark and Nancy Warner
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Nonfiction: Nebraska History
Nebraska POW Camps: A History of World War II Prisoners in the Heartland, by Melissa Amateis Marsh
Publisher: The History Press
Nonfiction: Nebraska Spirit
Prairie Forge: The Extraordinary Story of the Nebraska Scrap Metal Drive of World War II, by James J. Kimble
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Nonfiction: Reference
History of Nebraska, by Ronald C. Naugle, John J. Montag, and James C. Olson
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Morning: Last Poems, by Don Welch
Publisher: pigeonpress
Poetry Honor
Always the Detail, by Barbara Schmitz
Publisher: Stephen F. Austin State University Press

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Other awards

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