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Nebraska Book Award

The Nebraska Book Awards

NebraskaAuthorThe Nebraska Book Awards are sponsored by the Nebraska Center for the Book, and honor books that are written by Nebraska authors, published by Nebraska publishers, are set in Nebraska, or have Nebraska as their subject matter. Winners are presented each year at the annual Nebraska Book Festival. You can also visit the NCB’s own Nebraska Book Award page.


Cover/Design – by Margaret D. Jacobs – After One Hundred Winters: In Search of Reconciliation on America’s Stolen Lands (970.5 Jac)
Illustration – by Allison Pearce Stevens, with illustrations by Matt Huynh – Rhinos in Nebraska: The Amazing Discovery of the Ashfall Fossil Beds (j560.978 Ste)
Fiction – Timothy Schaffert – The Perfume Thief (Schaffert)
Children’s Best Continuing Series – Kristin Bauer Ganoung, Illustrated by K. E. Gadeken – George Meets His Match (not in libraries’ collection)
Non-Fiction — Biography – Melissa J. Homestead – The Only Wonderful Things: The Creative Partnership of Willa Cather & Edith Lewis (Biography Cather)
Non-Fiction — Biography – Honor – Dr. Tim McNeese – Time in the Wilderness: The Formative Years of John “Black Jack” Pershing in the American West (Hoopla e-Book only)
Non-Fiction — Health & Fitness – Angie Asche – Fuel Your Body: How to Cook and Eat for Peak Performance (641.563 Asc)
Non-Fiction — Natural History – by Allison Pearce Stevens, with illustrations by Matt Huynh – Rhinos in Nebraska: The Amazing Discovery of the Ashfall Fossil Beds (j560.978 Ste)
Non-Fiction — Nebraska As Place – by Stu Pospisil – Nebraska Golf: Out of the Shadows (not in libraries’ collection)
Non-Fiction — Popular History – Lydia Kang and Nate Pedersen – Patient Zero: A Curious History of the World’s Worst Diseases (614.49 Kan)
Poetry – Shannon Vesely – The Way of Things (not in libraries’ collection)
Poetry Honor – Grace Bauer – Unholy Heart: New and Selected Poems (Heritage 811 Bau)
Special Poetry – Jessica Poli, Marco Abel, and Timothy Schaffert – More in Time: A Tribute to Ted Kooser (Heritage 811 Koo)



Design – by Jay D. Gerber – Sy’s Barbershop and Pool Hall: New and Selected Poems and Paintings (Heritage 811 Ger)
Illustration – by Rob Otte – Lily Discovers People are Like Donuts (jP Ott)
Fiction – David Philip Mullins – The Brightest Place in the World (Mullins)
Children’s Picture Book – Clayton Anderson, with illustrations by Susan Batori – Letters From Space (j629.45 And)
Non-Fiction — Legal History – William G. Thomas III – A Question of Freedom: The Families Who Challenged Slavery from the Nation’s Founding to the Civil War (306.362 Tho)
Non-Fiction — Memoir – Debora Harding – Dancing With the Octopus: A Memoir of a Crime (Biography Harding)
Non-Fiction — Memoir – Honor – Andrew Hoffman, forward by Rex Burkhead – Yards After Contact – Team Jack: Scoring a Touchdown Against Childhood Brain Cancer (Biography Hoffman)
Non-Fiction — Military History – Robert M. Branting – A Mighty Force for Peace: A History of the Former Lincoln Air Force Base (358.417 Bra)
Non-Fiction — Nebraska History – Matthew S. Luckett – Never Caught Twice: Horse Stealing in Western Nebraska, 1850-1890 (not in libraries’ collection)
Non-Fiction — Nebraska as Place – Jeff Barnes – Cut in Stone, Cast in Bronze: Nebraska Historical Markers and Monuments, 1854-1967 (not in libraries’ collection)
Non-Fiction — Solidary – Marie Mutsuki Mockett – American Harvest: God, Country, and Farming in the Heartland (978 Moc)
Non-Fiction — Urban History – Miss Cassette, forward by Chris Ware – My Omaha Obsession: Searching for the City (978.225 Cas)
Poetry – Lucy Adkins – Two-Toned Dress (not in libraries’ collection)
Poetry Honor – Kate Gaskin – Forever War (not in libraries’ collection)



Cover/Design/Illustration – by Debra Kleve White – The Spirit of Nebraska: A History of Husker Game Day Traditions – the Tunnel Walk, Mascots, Cheer, and More (796.33n NebYw)
Fiction – Faith Colborn – See Willy See (Colborn)
Fiction: Honor Series – Tosca Lee – The Line Between and A Single Light (both Lee)
Children’s Picture Book – Portia Love & Preston Love, Jr.; with art by Regina Jeanpierre – Your Bridge to History (j305.8 AfrYl)
Children’s Picture Book: Honor – Trevor Jones; with art by Ming Hai – Major: A Soldier Dog (jP Jones)
Non-Fiction — Investigative Journalism – Carson Vaughan – Zoo Nebraska: Dismantling of an American Dream (590.73 Vau)
Non-Fiction — Nature Reference – Larkin Powell – Great Plains Birds – Discover the Great Plains (598.097 Pow)
Non-Fiction — Immigration Story – Steve Marantz – Citizen Akoy: Basketball and the Making of a South Sudanese American (Biography Agau)
Non-Fiction — Nebraska Perseverance – by Marily Irvin Holt – Nebraska During the New Deal: The Federal Writers’ Project in the Cornhusker State (978.2 Hol)
Non-Fiction — Native American History – Pekka Hamalainen – Lakota American: A New History of Indigenous Power (970.3 LatYh)
Poetry – Sarah McKinstry-Brown – This Bright Darkness (not in libraries’ collection)
Poetry Honor – Mark Sanders – In a Good Time (811 San)



Cover/Design/Illustration – by Richard Schilling – Portraits of the Sandhills in Words and Watercolors (not in libraries’ collection)
Fiction – Alex Kava – Lost Creed (Kava)
Fiction: Honor – Walter R. Echo-Hawk – The Sea of Grass: A Family Tale from the American Heartland (not in libraries’ collection)
Children’s Picture Book – Astronaut Clayton Anderson; with art by Scott Brundage – A is for Astronaut: Blasting Through the Alphabet (jP Anderson)
Young Adult – Chad Morris and Shelly Brown – Squint (j Morris)
Non-Fiction — Environmental History – Todd M. Kerstetter – Flood on the Tracks: Living, Dying, and the Nature of Disaster in the Elkhorn River Basin (not in libraries’ collection)
Non-Fiction — Essay – Erica Trabold – Five Plots (not in libraries’ collection)
Non-Fiction — Local History – Joel Green – Robber’s Cave: Truths, Legends, Recollections (917.822 Gre)
Non-Fiction — Nebraska as Place – by Richard Schilling – Portraits of the Sandhills in Words and Watercolors (not in libraries’ collection)
Poetry – Marjorie Saiser – The Woman in the Moon (Heritage 811 Sai)
Poetry Honor – Neil Harrison – Where the Waters Take You (not in libraries’ collection)
Poetry Honor – Mark Sanders and Charles D. Jones – Landscapes With Horses (not in libraries’ collection)



Cover/Design/Illustration – by Dan Sullivan; Design by Christine Zueck-Watkins – Nebraska’s First College: Shaping the Future Since 1867 (not in libraries’ collection)
Fiction – Andrew Hilleman – World, Chase Me Down (Hilleman)
Fiction: Honor – Theodore Wheeler – Kings of Broken Things (Wheeler)
Fiction: Short Story Honor – Douglas K. German – One With Birds: And Other Stories (not in libraries’ collection)
Children’s Picture Book – Bruce Arant – Simpson’s Sheep Just Want to Sleep
Children’s Chapter Book – Kristin Bauer Ganoung – George and the Stolen Sunny Spot (not in libraries’ collection)
Young Adult Honor – Lydia Kang – The November Girl (YA PB Kang)
Non-Fiction — Biography – Mark Sanders – The Weight of the Weather: Regarding the poetry of Ted Kooser (811 Koo)
Non-Fiction — Culture – Ross Benes – The Sex Effect: Baring Our Complicated Relationship with Sex (306.7 Ben)
Non-Fiction — History – Richard Edwards, Jacob K. Friefeld, and Rebecca S. Wingo – Homesteading the Plains: Toward a New History (978 Edw)
Non-Fiction — Immigration Story – Channi Chhi Laux – Short Hair Detention: Memoir of a Thirteen-Year-Old Girl Surviving the Cambodian Genocide (Biography Laux)
Non-Fiction — Memoir – Amy Knox Brown – What Is Gone (Biography Brown)
Non-Fiction — Reference – J. Clark Archer, Richard Edwards, Leslie M. Howard, Fred M. Shelley, Donald A. Wilhite, and David J. Wishart – Atlas of Nebraska (917.782 Arc)
Non-Fiction — Sesquicentennial – Jeff Barnes – 150@150: Nebraska’s Landmark Buildings at the State’s Sesquicentennial (978.2 Bar)
Poetry – Twyla M. Hansen – Rock, Tree, Bird (811 Han)
Poetry Honor – Constance Merritt – Blind Girl Grunt: The Selected Blues Lyrics and Other Poems (not in libraries’ collection)
Poetry Anthology – Daniel Simon (ed.) – Nebraska Poetry: A Sesquicentennial Anthology 1867-2017 (811.08 Neb)



Anthology – edited by David Atkinson – Not Quite So Stories (not in libraries’ collection)
Cover/Design/Illustration – by Cristy Clarke Hedgpeth; Editing and content design by Sandra Wendel and Ellie Pelto. Graphic Design by Rachel Moore. Production by Lisa Pelto, Concierge Marketing – Okoboji: Over 160 Years of History and Images (not in libraries’ collection)
Illustration Honor – by Laura Madeline Wiseman; Art by Sally Deskins – Leaves of Absence: An Illustrated Guide to Common Garden Affection (not in libraries’ collection)
Fiction – Jonis Agee – The Bones of Paradise: A Novel (Agee)
Fiction: Short Story Honor – Daryl Farmer – Where We Land: Stories (not in libraries’ collection)
Children’s Picture Book – Paula S. Wallace – Choose Your Days (not in libraries’ collection)
Young Adult – N.L. Sharp – Keeping Captain (not in libraries’ collection)
Young Adult Honor – Nona Brooks Morrison – The Ghost Juggler (not in libraries’ collection)
Non-Fiction — Biography – Joe Starita – A Warrior of the People: How Susan La Flesche Overcame Racial and Gender Inequality to Become America’s First Indian Doctor (Biography LaFlesche Picotte)
Non-Fiction — Folklore — Roger Welsch – Why I’m an Only Child and Other Slightly Naughty Plains Folktales (398.2 Wel)
Non-Fiction — Memoir – Lisa Knopp – Bread: A Memoir of Hunger (Biography Knopp)
Non-Fiction — Photography – Thomas R. Buecker – Last Days of Red Cloud Agency, Peter T. Buckley’s Photograph Collection (1876-1877) (not in libraries’ collection)
Non-Fiction — Reference – David Wishart – Great Plains Indians (not in libraries’ collection)
Non-Fiction — Travel – Ken Ilgunas – Trespassing Across America: One Man’s Epic, Never-Done-Before (and Sort of Illegal) Hike Across the Heartland (641.505 Mil)
Poetry – Don Welch – Homing: The Collected Poems of Don Welch (1975-2015) (not in libraries’ collection)
Poetry Honor – Marjorie Saiser – I Have Nothing to Say About Fire (811 Sai)
Poetry Honor – Glenna Luschei – Singing and Dying (not in libraries’ collection)



Anthology – edited by Mark Sanders – A Sandhills Reader: Thirty Years of Great Writing from the Great Plains (Heritage 811.08 San)
Cover/Design/Illustration – by Mark Harris; Design by N. Putens – Rodeo Nebraska (Heritage 791.84 Har)
Illustration Honor – Robert A. Hrabik, Steven C. Schainost, Richard H. Stasiak, Edward J. Peters – The Fishes of Nebraska (597 Hra)
Fiction – Chigozie Obioma – The Fisherman (Obioma)
Fiction: Short Story Honor – Lon Otto – A Man in Trouble: Stories (not in libraries’ collection)
Chapbook – Lin M. Brummels – Hard Times (not in libraries’ collection)
Children/Young Adult – Nancy Plain – This Strange Wilderness: The Life and Art of John James Audubon (j Biography Audubon)
Creative Non-Fiction — Clayton Anderson – The Ordinary Spaceman: from Boyhood Dreams to Astronaut (Biography Anderson)
Non-Fiction — Current Biography – Scott Winter – Nebrasketball: Coach Tim Miles and a Big Ten Team on the Rise (796.323 NebYw)
Non-Fiction — Historical Biography – Edith Abbott and John Sorensen – A Sister’s Memories: The Life and Work of Grace Abbott from the Writings of Her Sister, Edith Abbott (Heritage Biography Abbott)
Non-Fiction — Reference – Summer Miller – New Prairie Kitchen: Stories and Seasonal Recipes from Chefs, Farmers, and Artisans of the Great Plains (641.505 Mil)
Non-Fiction — Nebraska as Place – Summer Miller – New Prairie Kitchen: Stories and Seasonal Recipes from Chefs, Farmers, and Artisans of the Great Plains (641.505 Mil)
Non-Fiction — True Crime – James W. Hewitt – In Cold Storage: Sex and Murder on the Plains (364.152 Hew)
Non-Fiction — Wildlife – Paul A. Johnsgard and Thomas D. Mangelsen – A Chorus of Cranes: The Cranes of North America and the World (598.32 Joh)
Non-Fiction — Wildlife Honor – Jenny Nguyen and Rick Wheatley – Hunting for Food: Guide to Harvesting, Field Dressing and Cooking Wild Game (Heritage 799.2 Ngu)
Poetry – Don Welch – Breezes on Their Way to Being Winds (not in libraries’ collection)
Poetry Honor – Barbara Schmitz – Always the Detail (Heritage 811 Sch)



Anthology – edited by Ted Kooser – The Wheeling years: A Poet’s Field Book (811 Koo)
Cover/Design/Illustration – by James A. Misko; cover and Design by Jonathan Friedman – As All My Fathers Were: A Novel (Misko)
Cover/Design/Illustration Honor – Laura Madeline Wiseman; art by Sally Deskins; internal layout and design by Adam Wagler – Intimates and Fools (811 Wis)
Fiction – Rebecca Rotert – Last Night at the Blue Angel (Rotert)
Fiction: Short Story – Pamela Carter Joern – In Reach (Joern)
Non-Fiction — Investigative Journalism – Ted Genoways – The Chain: Farm, Factory, and the Fate of Our Food (338.76 HorYg)
Non-Fiction — Memoir – Ladette Randolph – Leaving the Pink House: A Memoir (Biography Randolph)
Non-Fiction — Nebraska Spirit – James J. Kimble – Prairie Forge: The Extraordinary Story of the Nebraska Scrap Metal Drive of World War II (940.53 Kim)
Non-Fiction — Nebraska History – Melissa Amateis March – Nebraska POW Camps: A History of World War II Prisoners in the Heartland (940.54 Mar)
Non-Fiction — Nebraska as Place – David Stark and Nancy Warner – This Place, These People: Life and Shadow on the Great Plains (978.2 War)
Poetry – Don Welch – Morning: Last Poems (811 Wel)
Poetry Honor – Susan Aizenberg – Quiet City (not in libraries’ collection)



Anthology – edited by Heidi Hermanson, Liz Kay, Jen Lambert and Sarah McKinstry-Brown – The Untidy Season: An Anthology of Nebraska Women Poets (811.08 Her)
Anthology Honor – edited by Luke A. Hawley – The Northwoods Hymnal (not in libraries’ collection)
Children’s Picture Book – Bruce Arant – Simpson’s Sheep Won’t Go to Sleep! (jP Arant)
Cover/Design/Illustration – Bruce Arant – Simpson’s Sheep Won’t Go to Sleep! (jP Arant)
Fiction – Alex Kava – Stranded (Kava)
Fiction Honor Book – Ladette Randolph – Haven (Randolph)
Non-Fiction — Biography – Amy Helen Forss – Black Print With a White Carnation: Mildred Brown and the Omaha Star Newspaper, 1938-1989 (Heritage Biography Brown)
Non-Fiction — Natural History – Paul A. Johnsgard, photographs by Thomas D. Mangelsen – Yellowstone Wildlife: Ecology and Natural History of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (508.787 Joh)
Non-Fiction — Reference – Josephine Waggoner and Emily Levine – Witness : a Húnkpapȟa historian’s strong-heart song of the Lakotas (970.3 DakYw)
Non-Fiction — History – David J. Wishart – The Last Days of the Rainbelt (978.032 Wis)
Poetry – Leo Dangel – Saving Singletrees (not in libraries’ collection)
Young Adult Fiction – Rainbow Rowell – Eleanor & Park (YA Rowell)



Anthology – edited by Tom Lynch and Susan N. Maher – Artifacts & Illuminations: Critical Essays on Loren Eiseley (Biography Eiseley)
Cover/Design/Illustration – L. Robert Puschendorf – Nebraska’s Post Office Murals: Born of the Depression, Fostered by the New Deal (751.73 Pus)
Cover/Design/Illustration Book Arts Award – Don Welch, Design, Illustration and Production: Elysia Mann – In Times of Considerable Wars and Interludes (Heritage 811 Wel)
Fiction – Joy Castro – Hell or High Water (Castro)
Fiction Honor Book – Sean Doolittle – Lake Country: A Novel (Doolittle)
Non-Fiction — Autobiography – Ron Hull – Backstage: Stories From My Life in Television (Biography Hull)
Non-Fiction — Autobiography – Warren K. Urbom and William Jay Riley – Called to Justice: The Life of a Federal Trial Judge (Law in the American West) [Biography Hull)
Non-Fiction — Biography – Tekla Agbala Ali Johnson and Quintard Taylor – Free Radical: Ernest Chambers, Black Power, and the Politics of Race (Biography Chambers)
Non-Fiction — Essay – Lisa Knopp – What the River Carries: Encounters with the Mississippi, Missouri, and Platte (917.8 Kno)
Non-Fiction — History – James E. Potter – Standing Firmly by the Flag: Nebraska Territory and the Civil War, 1861-1867 (978.2 Pot)
Non-Fiction — Nebraska as Place – L. Robert Puschendorf – Nebraska’s Post Office Murals: Born of the Depression, Fostered by the New Deal (751.73 Pus)
Poetry – Hal Sirowitz – Stray Cat Blues (813.08 Han)
Young Adult Fiction – Emily M. Danforth – The Miseducation of Cameron Post (YA Danforth)
Young Adult Non-Fiction – Nancy Plain – Light on the Prairie: Solomon D. Butcher, Photographer of Nebraska’s Pioneer Days (Biography Butcher)



Anthology – edited by Christopher Buckley and Christopher Howell – Aspects of Robinson: Homage to Weldon Kees (Heritage 811 KeeYb)
Anthology Honor – edited by Renee Laegreid and Sandra K. Mathews – Women on the North American Plains (978 Lae)
Cover/Design/Illustration – Dennis Mihelic and James E. Potter – First Telegraph Line Across the Continent: Charles Brown’s 1861 Diary (Biography Brown)
Cover/Design/Illustration Honor Book – Jeff Lacey, artwork by Calvin Banks – Flushed During Play: 51 Pet Rodent Deaths (not in libraries’ collection)
Fiction – Tom McNeal – To Be Sung Underwater (McNeal)
Fiction Honor Book – Dan O’Brien – Stolen Horses (O’Brien)
Non-Fiction — Biography – Brent Spencer – Rattlesnake Daddy: A Son’s Search for His Father (Biography Spencer)
Non-Fiction — History – Brent Spencer – The Ryhthm Boys of Omaha Central: High School Basketball at the ’68 Racial Divide (796.323 Mar)
Non-Fiction — Nebraska as Place – Richard Schilling – Portraits Of The Prairie: The Land That Inspired Willa Cather (158 Buf)
Non-Fiction — Reference – Jon Farrar – Field guide to wildflowers of Nebraska and the Great Plains (158 Buf)
Poetry – Twyla M. Hansen and Linda M. Hasselstrom – Dirt Songs: A Plains Duet – Poems (813.08 Han)



Cover/Design/Illustration – N.L. Sharp – The Flower Girl: The Ring Bear (jP Sharp)
Cover/Design/Illustration Honor Book – Ann Fuller – Belle Boy (not in libraries’ collection)
Fiction – Robert Vivian – Lamb Bright Saviors (Vivian)
Fiction Honor Book – Dan O’Brien – Stolen Horses (O’Brien)
Non-Fiction – Peter Buffet – Life is What You Make It (158 Buf)
Non-Fiction Honor Book – Stephen S. Witte and Marsha V. Gallagher, Editors – North American Journals of Prince Maximilian of Wied: Volume 2, April-September 1833 (not in libraries’ collection)
Poetry – Sarah McKinstry-Brown – Cradling Monsoons (Heritage 811 McKinstry-Brown)
Young Adult Fiction – Christina Diaz Gonzalez – The Red Umbrella (YA Gonzalez)
Young Adult Non-Fiction – David L. Bristow – Sky Sailors: True Stories of the Balloon Era (j797.51 Bri)



Anthology – Bruce A. Glasrud and Charles A. Brainthwaite, editors – African Americans on the Great Plains: An Anthology (305.8 AfrYg)
Anthology Honor Book – The Loren Eiseley Society, editors – The Loren Eiseley Reader (818 EisYl)
Cover/Design/Illustration – Mari Sandoz and Kimberli A. Lee – “I Do Not Apologize for the Length of This Letter”: The Mari Sandoz Letters on Native American Rights, 1940-1965 (970.48 San)
Cover/Design/Illustration Honor Book – Michael Forsberg – Great Plains: America’s Lingering Wild (917.8 qFor)
Fiction – Ladette Randolph – A Sandhills Ballad (Randolph)
Non-Fiction – Joe Starita – “I Am a Man”: Chief Standing Bear’s Journey for Justice (Biography Standing)
Non-Fiction Honor Book – Robert Cochran – Louise Pound: Scholar, Athlete, Feminist Pioneer (Biography Pound)
Poetry – Dwaine Spieker – Garden of Stars (Heritage 811 Spi)
Young Adult – Chloe Neill – Some Girls Bite (Neill)



Cover/Design/Illustration – Suzanne Smith Arney – BVH Architects: Forty Years (720.978 BahYs)
Cover/Design/Illustration Honor Book – Stew Magnuson – The Death of Raymond Yellow Thunder (978.292 Mag)
Fiction – Ron Hansen – Exiles (Hansen)
Non-Fiction – Stew Magnuson – The Death of Raymond Yellow Thunder (978.292 Mag)
Non-Fiction Honor Book – Keith Terry – Nebraska’s Cowboy Trail (917.82 Ter)
Poetry – James Magorian – Geographia (Heritage 811 Mag)



Anthology – Ladette Randolph and Nina Shevchuk-Murray – The Big Empty: Contemporary Nebraska Non-Fiction Writers (810.098 Ran)
Anthology Honor Book – Greg Kosmicki and Mary K. Stillwell – Nebraska Presence: An Anthology of Poetry (811.08 Kos)
Cover/Design/Illustration – Rajean Luebs Shepherd, Illustrated by Sandy Appleoff – Husker Numbers: A Nebraska Number Book (j917.82 She)
Fiction – Harley Jane Kozak – Dead Ex (Kozak)
Non-Fiction – Pete Letheby – 150: A Commemoration fo the Sesquicentennial of Hall County, Nebraska (not in libraries’ collection)
Non-Fiction Honor Book – Betty Levitov – Africa on Six Wheels: A Semester on Safari (916.8 Lev)
Poetry – JV Brummels – Book of Grass (not in libraries’ collection)



Children/Young Adult – Dianne E. Gray (writer); – Stephanie Cooper (illustrator) – Tomorrow the River (j Gray)
Cover/Design/Illustration – Matt Mason – Things We Don’t Know We Don’t Know (811 Mas)
Fiction – Pamela Carter Joern – The Floor of the Sky (Joern)
Fiction Honor Book – Sean Doolittle – The Cleanup (Doolittle)
Non-Fiction – Francis Moul – The National Grasslands: A Guide to America’s Undiscovered Treasures (577.4 Mou)
Non-Fiction Honor Book – Junior League of Omaha – Toast to Omaha: A Cookbook (641.505 Jun)
Poetry – Matt Mason – Things We Don’t Know We Don’t Know (811 Mas)



Anthology – J.M. Huscher, Matt Mason, Dan Leaman (eds.) – Slamma Lamma Ding Dong: An Anthology of Nebraska’s Slam Poets (811.08 Hus)
Children/Young Adult – Jean A. Lukesh – Jerome Lagarrigue (illustrator) – The Nebraska Adventure (j 978.2 Luk)
Cover/Design/Illustration – Jim Reese – These Trespasses (Heritage 811 Ree)
Fiction – Ladette Randolph – This is Not the Tropics (Randolph)
Non-Fiction Honor Book – Michael Forsberg – Rainmakers: A Photographic Story of Center Pivots (598.32 qFor)
Poetry – Aaron Anstett – No Accident (not in libraries’ collection)



Anthology – Ladette Randolph [ed.] – A Different Plain: Contemporary Nebraska Fiction Writers (813.08 Ran)
Children/Young Adult – Janice N. Harrington – Jerome Lagarrigue (illustrator) – Going North (jP Harrington)
Children/Young Adult Honor Book – Mark Stevens and Annalyn Swan – Effie’s Image (Heritage Sharp)
Cover/Design/Illustration – Michael Forsberg, Michael Forsberg Photography – On Ancient Wings: The Sandhill Cranes of North America (598.32 qFor)
Cover/Design/Illustration Honor Book – Karen Kunc and Jukka Partanen – Mirror of the Wood (not in libraries’ collection)
Fiction – Harley Jane Kozak – Dating Dead Men (Kozak)
Fiction Honor Book – Gerald Shapiro – Little Men: Novellas and Stories (Shapiro)
Non-Fiction – Roger Welsch – A Life With Dogs (636.7 Wel)
Non-Fiction Honor Book – Michael Forsberg – On Ancient Wings: The Sandhill Cranes of North America (598.32 qFor)
Poetry – Barbara Schmitz – How Much Our Dancing Has Improved (Heritage 811 Sch)



Anthology – Shelly Clark, Marjorie Saiser [eds.] – Road Trip: Conversations With Writers (808.02 Cla)
Children/Young Adult – N.L. Sharp – Michael T. Hassler, Jr. (illustrator) – The Ring Bear (jP Sharp)
Children/Young Adult Honor Book – Ruth Foreman – Free to Drink the Wind (jPB)
Cover/Design/Illustration – Shelly Clark, Marjorie Saiser (eds.), Randy Barger (photography), Chris Bristol (cover design)– Road Trip: Conversations With Writers (808.02 Cla)
Fiction – Jonis Agee – Acts of Love on Indigo Road: New and Selected Stories (Agee)
Non-Fiction – William Kloefkorn – Restoring the Burnt Child: A Primer (B K69)
Poetry – Twyla Hansen – Potato Soup (811 Han)



Children/Young Adult – Dianne E. Gray – Together Apart (j Gray)
Children/Young Adult Honor Book – Bonnie Geisert – Prairie Summer (not in libraries’ collection)
Cover Design/Illustration – Marjorie Saiser, Greg Kosmicki, Lisa Sandlin [eds.] – Times of Sorrow, Times of Grace: Writing by Women of the Great Plains/High Plains (810.82 Sai)
Cover Design/Illustration Book Arts Production Honor Book – Oliver B. Pollak – A Year at the Sorbonne: A Proustian Life (not in libraries’ collection)
Fiction – Timothy Schaffert – The Phantom Limbs of the Rollow Sisters (Schaffert)
Fiction Short Story Collection Honor Book – Karen Gettert Shoemaker – Night Sounds and Other Stories (Shoemaker)
Non-Fiction – Ted Kooser – Local Wonders: Seasons in the Bohemian Alps (917.823 Koo)
Poetry – Suzan Aizenberg – Muse (Heritage 811 Aiz)
Poetry Honor Book – Women of the Great Plains, Marjorie Saiser, Greg Kosmicki, Lisa Sandlin (eds.) – Times of Sorrow, Times of Grace: Writing by Women of the Great Plains/High Plains (810.82 Sai)



Fiction – Julia Alvarez, Belkis Ramirez and Bill Eichner – A Cafecito Story: El Cuento Del Cafecito (Alvarez)
Non-Fiction – Robert Vivian – Cold Snap as Yearning (814 Viv)
Non-Fiction Honor Book – Paul A. Johnsgard – The Nature of Nebraska (508.782 Joh)
Poetry – Ted Genoways – Bullroarer: A Sequence (not in libraries’ collection)
Poetry Honor Book – Marjorie Saiser – Lost in Seward County (811 Sai)
Poetry Honor Book – Hilda Raz – Trans (811 Raz)
Cover/Design/Illustration – Charles E. Hunt, Daryl Poulin – All the Horses That He’d Rode (not in libraries’ collection)



Fiction – John McNally – Troublemakers (not in libraries’ collection)
Non-Fiction – Marion Bahensky and Ron Sack – Entering Howard County: A History of the People and the Land of Howard County, Nebraska (not in libraries’ collection)
Non-Fiction Honor Book – Esther Black Elk DeSersa, Hilda Neihardt, Lori Utecht [eds.] – Black Elk Lives: Conversations With the Black Elk Family (970.3 DakYb)
Poetry – Ted Kooser – Winter Morning Walks: One Hundred Postcards to Jim Harrison (811 Koo)
Children/Young Adult – Susan Buckley, Elspeth Leacock and Randya Jones – Places in Time: A New Atlas of American History (j973.5 Lea)
Cover/Design/Illustration – Robert Richter – Homefield: Sonata in Rural Voice (Richter)



Fiction – Jonis Agee – The Weight of Dreams (Agee)
Non-Fiction – Michael L. Tate – The Frontier Army and the Settlement of the West (978 Tat)
Non-Fiction Honor Book – James Potter and Robert Puschendorf – Spans in Time: A History of Nebraska Bridges (624.2 qPot)
Poetry – Marjorie Saiser – Bones of a Very Fine Hand (811 Sai)
Cover/Design/Illustrations – Larry D. Underwood – Abilene Lawmen: The Smith-Hickok Years: 1870-1871 (978.103 Und)

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