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High Plains Book Awards

High Plains Book Award Banquet
Thank you to the writers and their friends and families, along with all the other guests who joined us for the 2015 High Plains Book Awards banquet. You were a joy to host!

Nominations for the 2016 High Plains Book Awards, honoring books first published in 2015, will open January 8, 2016

2015 High Plains Book Award Winners:

 Fiction  Nonfiction  Poetry
Stars Go Blue Badluck Way Balefire
Stars Go Blue
Laura Pritchett

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Badluck Way: A Year on the Ragged Edge of the West
Bryce Andrews

Atria Books
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Shann Ray

Lost Horse Press
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 First Book  Woman Writer  Art & Photography
 Badluck Way The Home Place Charles M Russell
Badluck Way: A Year on the Ragged Edge of the West
Bryce Andrews

Atria Books
The Home Place
Carrie La Seur
Charles M. Russell: Photographing the Legend
Larry Len Peterson

University of Oklahoma Press

 Short Stories  Young Adult Book  Children's Book
The Widow Smalls Camp Outlook Back to Batoche
The Widow Smalls and Other Stories
Jamie Lisa Forbes

Pronghorn Press
Camp Outlook
Brenda Baker

Second Story Press
Back to Batoche
Cheryl Chad
Your Nickel's Worth Publishing
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  Culinary Book  
   A Taste of Montana  

A Taste of Montana: Favorite Recipes from Big Sky Country
Seabring Davis
Farcountry Press
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hpba logoWinners in each category received a $500 prize at the Awards Banquet on Saturday, October 3, 2015 held at the Yellowstone Art Museum in Billings, Montana. The Awards Banquet is a signature event of the Billings Public Library.  

Award Sponsors

Billings Public Library Board of Trustees, The Billings Clinic Foundation, Billings Public Library Foundation, Stella Fong & Joe Dillard, Friends of the Billings Public Library, Sharon Ilie, Robert & Susan Lubbers, MSU-Billings, The Ucross Foundation, The Writer's Voice, Yellowstone Art Museum, and the Zonta Club of Billings.

About the High Plains Book Awards
The Billings Public Library Board has established the High Plains Book Awards to recognize regional authors and/or literary works which examine and reflect life on the High Plains including the states of Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Nebraska, Colorado, and Kansas, and the Canadian provinces of Alberta, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan.

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