15 Bytes Book Awards

The 15 Bytes Book Awards

Since 2013, Artists of Utah has recognized excellence in publishing of books by Utah authors or with a Utah connection with the annual 15 Bytes Book Awards.

Nominations for the awards are accepted at the beginning of each calendar year for books published in the previous calendar year. Nominated books must be published by an independent, traditional publisher; have an ISBN number; and be published in the previous calendar year. Categories include:

· Fiction (short fiction or novel) at 50,000 words +
· Poetry, minimum of 40 pages
· Creative nonfiction (including memoir, lyrical essays, and other nonfiction material) at 50,000 words +
· Art Book

From these nominations, a panel of jurors for each category select up to three finalists and a winner, who are announced in the summer. The finalists and winner are celebrated with readings during the Utah Humanities Book Festival in the fall and a small cash prize is presented to the winner.

Publishers and/or nominators should mail three copies of the nominated book to:
Artists of Utah
P.O. Box 526292
SLC, UT 84152

 

For additional information contact:
David Pace, Literary Editor, 15 Bytes

literary@artistsofutah.org

 

 

2019 15 Bytes Book Award Winners

Fiction
Bearskin by James A. McLaughlin
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Poetry
The Book of Sharks by Rob Carney
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Creative Nonfiction
Educated by Tara Westover
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Art
In a Rugged Land by James Swensen
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2018 15 Bytes Book Award Winners

Fiction
My Absolute Darling by Gabriel Tallent
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Poetry
The Worrier by Nancy Takacs
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Creative Nonfiction
Open Midnight by Brooke Williams
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Art
The Spiral Jetty Encyclo by Hikmet Sidney Loe
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2017 15 Bytes Book Award Winners

Fiction
The House Across from the Deaf School by Michael Gills
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Poetry
Imaginary Vessels (Copper Canyon Press) by Paisley Rekdal
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Creative Nonfiction
Immortal for Quite Some Time Scott Abbott
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Art
Branding the American West by Marian Wardle and Sarah E. Boehme
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2016 15 Bytes Book Award Winners

Fiction
Unmoored by Jeri Parker
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Poetry
Blue Patina by Nancy Takacs
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Art
The Art and Life of Jimmie Jones by James Aton
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2015 15 Bytes Book Award Winners

Fiction
Pale Harvest (Torrey House Press) by Braden Hepner
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Poetry
Vivarium (Tupelo Press) by Natasha Saje

2014 15 Bytes Book Award Winners

Fiction
The Legend’s Daughter by David Kranes
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Poetry
Topaz by Brian Komei Dempster.
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Art
Final Light: The Life and Art of V. Douglas Snow, edited by Frank McEntire
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2013 15 Bytes Book Award Winners

Fiction
Tributary by Barbara K. Richardson
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Poetry
Animal Eye by Paisley Rekdal
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Art
LeConte Stewart Masterworks, by Mary Muir, Donna L. Poulton, Vern G. Swanson and Robert Davis
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