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The University of Nebraska Press is the proud publisher of many award-winning authors, including Pulitzer Prize-winner and former U. S. Poet Laureate Ted Kooser; Nobel Prize in Literature winners Patrick Modiano, J. M. G. Le Clézio, Herta Müller, and Mario Vargas Llosa; Bancroft Prize Winners Margaret D. Jacobs and Anne F. Hyde; and two-time National Book Award winner Wright Morris.

Discover our most recent award winners:

 Out of the Dark    Out of the Dark
Patrick Modiano
Translated by Jordan Stump

By Patrick Modiano, winner of the 2014 Nobel Prize for Literature

 Traveling the Power Line    Traveling the Power Line
From the Mojave Desert to the Bay of Fundy
Julianne Couch

2014 High Plains Book Award Finalist in the nonfiction category

 Black Mayors, White Majorities    Black Mayors, White Majorities
The Balancing Act of Racial Politics
Ravi K. Perry

Outstanding Book Award from the National Association for Ethnic Studies

 American Jews and America's Game    American Jews and America's Game
Voices of a Growing Legacy in Baseball
Larry Ruttman
Foreword by Bud Selig
Introduction by Martin Abramowitz

2013 ForeWord Book of the Year finalist in Sports

 Fried Walleye and Cherry Pie    Fried Walleye and Cherry Pie
Midwestern Writers on Food
Edited and with an introduction by Peggy Wolff

GOLD Winner for Anthologies, 2013 IndieFab Book of the Year Awards from Foreword Reviews

 Body Geographic    Body Geographic
Barrie Jean Borich

Lambda Literary Award finalist in Lesbian Memoir/Biography
2013 BRONZE Winner for Essays, 2013 IndieFab Book of the Year Awards from Foreword Reviews
2014 Independent Publisher Book Awards Gold Medal Winner in Essay/Creative Non-Fiction

 Your Midwest Garden    Your Midwest Garden
An Owner's Manual
Jan Riggenbach

2013 ForeWord Book of the Year finalist in Home & Garden

 Peace Be Still    Peace Be Still
Modern Black America from World War II to Barack Obama
Matthew C. Whitaker

2014 Bayard Rustin Book Award

 Standing Firmly by the Flag    Standing Firmly by the Flag
Nebraska Territory and the Civil War, 1861-1867
James E. Potter

3rd Place in the 2012 Co-Founders Best Book Award from Westerners International
2013 Nebraska Book Award winner in Nonfiction History

 Island of Bones    Island of Bones
Joy Castro

First place in the Most Inspirational Nonfiction Book in English category in the International Latino Book Awards

 Epistolophilia    Epistolophilia
Writing the Life of Ona Simaite
Julija Sukys

Mavis Gallant Prize for Nonfiction Finalist

Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Nonfiction, Long-list

2013 Helen and Stan Vine Canadian Jewish Book Award in the Holocaust Literature Category

 Green Illusions    Green Illusions
The Dirty Secrets of Clean Energy and the Future of Environmentalism
Ozzie Zehner

2013 Independent Publisher Book Awards Bronze Medal Winner, Current Events II (Social Issues/Public Affairs/Ecological/Humanitarian)

Northern California Book Award Winner, General Nonfiction

 Descanso for My Father    Descanso for My Father
Fragments of a Life
Harrison Candelaria Fletcher

Winner of the Creative Nonfiction category in the 2013 Colorado Book Awards

2013 Independent Publisher Book Awards Bronze Medal Winner, Essay/Creative Non-Fiction category

2014 International Book Awards Finalist in the Autobiography/Memoir category

 In Thought and Action    In Thought and Action
The Enigmatic Life of S. I. Hayakawa
Gerald W. Haslam with Janice E. Haslam

Award of Merit from the American Association for State and Local History

 The Team That Forever Changed Baseball and America    The Team That Forever Changed Baseball and America
The 1947 Brooklyn Dodgers
Edited by Lyle Spatz
Associate Editors Maurice Bouchard and Leonard Levin

2013 Ron Gabriel Award

 Eyes Right    Eyes Right
Confessions from a Woman Marine
Tracy Crow

Bronze winner in the General Non Fiction category of the 2012 Florida Book Awards

 We Are Here    We Are Here
Memories of the Lithuanian Holocaust
Ellen Cassedy

2013 Towson Prize for Literature

2012 ForeWord's Book of the Year finalist in History

Grub Street Prize

Prakhin International Literary Foundation Award

 Hoosh    Hoosh
Roast Penguin, Scurvy Day, and Other Stories of Antarctic Cuisine Jason C. Anthony

2012 Special Commendation André Simon Food and Drink Book Award

2013 Independent Publisher Book Awards Silver Medal Winner, Essay/Creative Non-Fiction Category

2012 ForeWord's Book of the Year finalist in Travel Essays

 Light on the Prairie    Light on the Prairie
Solomon D. Butcher, Photographer of Nebraska's Pioneer Days
Nancy Plain

2013 Spur Award for Best Western Juvenile Nonfiction

Will Rogers Medallion Award for Juvenile Nonfiction

Award of Merit, American Association for State and Local History

2013 Nebraska Book Award winner in Youth Nonfiction

 Of Duty Well and Faithfully Done    Of Duty Well and Faithfully Done
A History of the Regular Army in the Civil War
Clayton R. Newell and Charles R. Shrader
With a foreword by Edward M. Coffman

2013 Distinguished Book Award for Reference from the Society for Military History

2011 winner of the AHF Distinguished Writing Awards, Reference category