*Finalists for General Nonfiction, Creative Nonfiction, and History only.

The Colorado Book Awards annually celebrates the accomplishments of Colorado’s outstanding authors, editors, illustrators, and photographers in 16 categories: anthology/collection, children’s literature, creative nonfiction, general fiction, general nonfiction, history, juvenile literature, literary fiction, mystery, pictorial, poetry, romance, science fiction/fantasy, short story, thriller, and young adult literature. To be eligible for submission, a primary contributor to the book must be a current Colorado resident engaged in ongoing literary work in the state, or with a personal history, identity, and literary work that reflect a strong Colorado influence.

Read more about the Colorado Book Awards and Colorado Humanities, which administers them, at this link: https://coloradohumanities.org/


Taste the Sweetness Later: Two Muslim Women in America By Connie Lou Shoemaker Cover Image
ISBN: 9780986425387
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Published: Amity Bridge Books - December 19th, 2018

Deep Creek: Finding Hope in the High Country By Pam Houston Cover Image
ISBN: 9780393357660
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - January 7th, 2020

Winner of the 2020 Reading the West Advocacy Award
Winner of the 2020 Colorado Book Award for Creative Nonfiction

"This is a book for all of us, right now." —Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild

Scholars of Mayhem: My Father's Secret War in Nazi-Occupied France By Daniel C. Guiet, Timothy K. Smith Cover Image
ISBN: 9780735225220
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Published: Penguin Books - June 2nd, 2020

"Riveting...A true-life mix of James Bond, Lawrence of Arabia and 'Casablanca.'" 
-The Wall Street Journal

The astonishing untold story of the author's father, the lone American on a four-person team of Allied secret agents dropped into Nazi-occupied France, whose epic feats of irregular warfare proved vital in keeping German tanks away from Normandy after D-Day.

Good to Go: What the Athlete in All of Us Can Learn from the Strange Science of Recovery By Christie Aschwanden Cover Image
ISBN: 9780393357714
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - February 18th, 2020

A New York Times Sports and Fitness Bestseller

“The definitive tour through a bewildering jungle of…claims that compose a multibillion-dollar recovery industry.” —David Epstein, best-selling author of The Sports Gene

The Land of Flickering Lights: Restoring America in an Age of Broken Politics By Michael Bennet Cover Image
ISBN: 9780802149060
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Published: Grove Press - May 19th, 2020

We had become the land of flickering lights, in which the standard of success was not what we were doing for the next generation of Americans, or to enhance our role in the world, but instead whether we had kept government open for another few minutes."--Michael Bennet

Chronicles of the Forbidden: Essays of Shadow and Light By John Nizalowski Cover Image
ISBN: 9781515417224
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Published: Irie Books - November 27th, 2018

Soft Hearted Stories: Seeking Saviors, Cowboy Stylists, and Other Fallacies of Authoritarianism By Jenny Forrester Cover Image
ISBN: 9781732907416
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Published: Jennifer Forrester - March 1st, 2019

In poetic prose, Forrester navigates leaving a life in one state and picking up in another and repeating the process through various and vast personal, social, and political landscapes.

The Lampblack Blue of Memory: My Mother Echoes By Sarah Abigail Adleman Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781948800235
Published: Tolsun Books - June 18th, 2019

Literary Nonfiction. Memoir. Poetry. Hybrid Genre.

Nighthawk Rising: A Biography of Accused Cattle Rustler Queen Ann Bassett of Brown's Park By Diana Kouris Cover Image
ISBN: 9781937147167
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Published: High Plains Press - May 20th, 2019

High Plains Book Award Finalist
Colorado Book Award Finalist
Winner of the prestigious 2020 Spur Award in Biography

The Storm on Our Shores: One Island, Two Soldiers, and the Forgotten Battle of World War II By Mark Obmascik Cover Image
ISBN: 9781451678383
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Published: Atria Books - August 4th, 2020

This “engrossing” (The Wall Street Journal) national bestseller and true “heartbreaking tale of tragedy and redemption” (Hampton Sides, bestselling author of Ghost Soldiers) reveals how a discovered diary—found during a brutal World War II battle—changed our war-torn society’s perceptions of Japan.

May 1943.