The Utah Humanities Council and the Utah Center for the Book have announced the winners for the 2011 Utah Book Awards. Winners were selected from three finalists (see our article in the October 2012 edition of 15 Bytes) and books from each category must have been published in 2011 and have been written by a Utah author or feature a Utah theme/setting. Award winners receive $100 and finalists each receive $50.
In This Light – Melanie Rae Thon (read our review)
The Glen Canyon Country – Don D. Fowler (read our review)
Lovely Asunder – Danielle Cadena Deulen (read our review)
How to Save a Life – Sara Zarr
Tuesdays at the Castle – Jessica Day George
The Utah Center for the Book invites nominations beginning January 1, 2013 for the annual Utah Book Award, a program that continues to be administrated through the Salt Lake City Public Library. This year’s Utah Book Award will honor books published in 2012 that are judged to best represent the literary culture of the state in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, young adult and children’s literature. The competition is open to Utah authors and authors of books with a Utah theme or setting. A “Utah author” need not currently reside in Utah if he/she is a Utah native or is an author who forged significant and sustained literary ties to Utah while residing here in the past. The deadline for entries is April 1, 2013. Award winners will be announced in October 2013 at the Utah Humanities Book Festival in Salt Lake City, Utah.