Congratulations to the 2017 High Plains Book Award winners!

  • Art & Photography: Frederic Remington: A Catalogue Raisonne II by Peter Hassrick, published by The University of Oklahoma Press

  • Children's Book: Runs With Courage by Joan Wolf, published by Sleeping Bear Press

  • Creative Nonfiction: Temperance Creek by Pamela Royes, published by Counterpoint LLC/Soft Skull Press

  • Fiction: The Bones of Paradise by Jonis Agee, published by HarperCollins Publishers

  • First Book: Hurt People by Cote Smith, published by FSG Originals

  • Indigenous Writer: Burning in This Midnight Dream by Louise Halfe, published by Coteau Books

  • Medicine & Science: Hopping Ahead of Climate Change: Snowshoe Hares, Science, and Survival by Sneed B. Collard III, published by Bucking Horse Books

  • Nonfiction: The Immortal Irishman: The Irish Revolutionary Who Became an American Hero by Timothy Egan, published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

  • Poetry: Poems Across the Big Sky II edited by Lowell Jaeger, published by Many Voices Press

  • Short Story: For a Little While by Rick Bass, published by Little Brown and Company

  • Woman Writer: Mortal Fall by Christine Carbo, published by Atria Books/Simon & Schuster

  • Young Adult: The Pain Eater by Beth Goobie, published by Second Story Press