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Previous High Plains Book Award Winners
2013
Fiction - The Round House - Louise Erdrich
Nonfiction - Deliverance From the Little Big Horn - Joan Nabseth Stevenson
First Book - The Anatomy of Edouard Beaupre - Sarah Kathryn York
Poetry - Notes From the Journey Westward - Joe Wilkins
Woman Writer - The Miseducation of Cameron Post - Emily M. Danforth
Art & Photography - Montana: Real Place, Real People - Alan S. Kesselheim & Thomas Lee
Short Stories - What You Get At Home - Dora Dueck
Culinary - Foodshed: An Edible Alberta Alphabet - Dee Hobsbawn-Smith
Young Adult - The Miseducation of Cameron Post - Emily M. Danforth

2012
Emeritus - Thomas McGuane
Fiction - The Ringer - Jenny Shank
Nonfiction - Hand Raised:  The Barns of Montana - Chere Jiusto & Christine W. Brown
First Book - American Masculine - Shann Ray
Poetry - Songs of Unreason - Jim Harrison
Woman Writer - Married Into It - Patricia Frolander
Art & Photography - Arapaho Journeys: Photographs and Stories from the Wind River Reservation - Sara Wiles
Short Stories - American Masculine - Shann Ray

2011

Emeritus - Larry Woiwode
Fiction - Ghosts of Wyoming - Alyson Hagy
Nonfiction - Bloodshed at Little Bighorn: Sitting Bull, Custer, and the Destinies of Nations - Tim Lehman
First Book -
Bound Like Grass: A Memoir From the Western High Plains - Ruth McLaughlin
Poetry - Horse Tracks - Henry Real Bird
Woman Writer - Goodbye Wifes and Daughters - Susan Kushner Resnick
Art & Photography - Visions of the Big Sky - Dan Flores

2010
Emeritus - Margaret Coel
Fiction - Twisted Tree - Kent Meyers
Nonfiction - Lanterns on the Prairie: The Blackfeet Photographs of Walter McClintock - Steven L. Grafe, Editor
First Book - 600 Hours of Edward - Craig Lancaster
Poetry - Holding Everything Down - William Notter
Woman Writer - No Place Like Home - Linda Hasselstrom

2009
Emeritus - Louise Erdrich
Fiction - So Brave, Young and Handsome - Leif Enger
Nonfiction - In Contemporary Rhythm: The Art of Ernest L. Blumenschein - Peter H. Hassrick and Elizabeth J. Cunningham
First Book - Horses That Buck: The Story of Champion Bronc Rider Bill Smith - Margot Kahn
Poetry - Made Flesh - Craig Arnold
Woman Writer - Road Map to Holland - Jennifer Graf Groneberg

2008
Emeritus - Gary Ferguson
Fiction - A Feast of Longing - Sarah Klassen
Nonfiction - Charles M. Russell: A Catalogue Raisonné  - B. Byron Price, Editor
First Book - Migration Patterns: Stories - Gary Schanbacher

2007
Emeritus - Larry Watson
Book of the Year - Indians And Emigrants: Encounters on the Overland Trails - Michael L. Tate
Best New Book - Jay Cooke's gamble : the Northern Pacific Railroad, the Sioux, and the Panic of 1873 - M. John Lubetkin