Recent Award Winners

The following books recently became award winners. Congratulations to all the authors! 


Siberian Exile: Blood, War, and a Granddaughter’s Reckoning by Julija Šukys won the Vine Award for Canadian Jewish Literature in Nonfiction.

The Vine Awards Jury said, “Julija Šukys’s Siberian Exile is heroic in that it relentlessly unearths a dark and horrid history, even when the crimes she reveals have been committed by her own forebears.”


Black Jesus and Other Superheroes by Venita Blackburn won the PEN America Los Angeles Literary Award in Fiction.

Invisible Reality: Storytellers, Storytakers, and the Supernatural World of the Blackfeet by Rosalyn R. LaPier won the Donald L. Fixico Award and John C. Ewers Award from the Western History Association.

Hawaiian By Birth: Missionary Children, Bicultural Identity, and U.S. Colonialism in the Pacific by Joy Schulz won the Sally and Ken Owens Award from the Western History Association.

A Fur Trader on the Upper Missouri: The Journal and Description of Jean-Baptiste Truteau, 1794-1796 by Raymond J. DeMallie, Douglas R. Parks, and Robert Vezina won the Dwight L. Smith (ABC-CLIO) Award from the Western History Association.

Homesteading the Plains: Toward a New History by Richard Edwards, Jacob K. Friefeld, and Rebecca S. Wingo won the Nebraska Book Award in Nonfiction History.

Atlas of Nebraska by J. Clark Archer, Richard Edwards, Leslie M. Howard, Fred M. Shelley, Donald A. Wilhite, and David J. Wishart won the Nebraska Book Award in Nonfiction Reference.

And finally, the New Academy Prize in Literature was awarded to Guadeloupean author Maryse Condé. This prize was created in response to the Swedish Academy’s decision not to award a 2018 Nobel Prize in Literature.

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