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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:

 Illicit Love    Illicit Love
Interracial Sex and Marriage in the United States and Australia
Ann McGrath

2016 General History Prize, New South Wales Premier’s History Awards
2016 John Douglas Kerr Medal for Distinction in Research and Writing Australia History

 No Confession, No Mass    No Confession, No Mass
Jennifer Perrine

2016 Audre Lorde Award for Lesbian Poetry from The Publishing Triangle

 Moments of Impact    Moments of Impact
Injury, Racialized Memory, and Reconciliation in College Football
Jaime Schultz

2016 Benjamin F. Shambaugh Award Honorable Mention from the State Historical Society of Iowa

 The Heart in the Glass Jar    The Heart in the Glass Jar
Love Letters, Bodies, and the Law in Mexico
William E. French

2016 Thomas McGann Book Prize in Modern Latin American History through the Rocky Mountain Council for Latin American Studies

 The Colonel and Hug    The Colonel and Hug
The Partnership that Transformed the New York Yankees
Steve Steinberg and Lyle Spatz
Foreword by Marty Appel

2016 SABR Baseball Research Award

 So, How Long Have You Been Native?    So, How Long Have You Been Native?
Life as an Alaska Native Tour Guide
Alexis C. Bunten

2016 Alaskana Award from the Alaska Library Association

 She Can Bring Us Home    She Can Bring Us Home
Diane Kiesel

2016 Colonial Dames of America Book Award

 My Wife Wants You to Know I'm Happily Married    My Wife Wants You to Know I'm Happily Married
Joey Franklin

2015 Association for Mormon Letters Award in Creative Nonfiction

 History of Nebraska, Fourth Edition    History of Nebraska, Fourth Edition
Ronald C. Naugle, John J. Montag, and James C. Olson

2015 Nebraska Book Award in Non-Fiction: Reference, from Nebraska Center for the Book

 Prairie Forge    Prairie Forge
The Extraordinary Story of the Nebraska Scrap Metal Drive of World War II
James J. Kimble

2015 Nebraska Book Award in Non-Fiction: Nebraska Spirit, from Nebraska Center for the Book

 The Wheeling Year    The Wheeling Year
A Poet's Field Book
Ted Kooser

2015 Independent Publisher Book Award Gold in Essay/Creative Non-Fiction
2015 Nebraska Book Award in Anthology, from Nebraska Center for the Book

 In Reach    In Reach
Pamela Carter Joern

2015 Minnesota Book Awards Finalist in Novel & Short Story
2015 Nebraska Book Award in Fiction: Short Story, from Nebraska Center for the Book

 Witness    Witness
A Hunkpapha Historian's Strong-Heart Song of the Lakotas
Josephine Waggoner
Edited and with an introduction by Emily Levine
Foreword by Lynne Allen

2015 J. Franklin Jameson Award from the American Historical Association
2014 Nebraska Book Award in Non-Fiction: Reference from Nebraska Center for the Book
2015 J. Franklin Jameson Award from the American Historical Association

 This Strange Wilderness    This Strange Wilderness
The Life and Art of John James Audubon
Nancy Plain

2016 Spur Award winner for Best Western Juvenile Nonfiction from Western Writers of America
2016 YALSA's Award for Excellence in Nonfiction Finalist
2015 Moonbeam Spirit Award (Gold) in Environmental Issues
2015 National Outdoor Book Award in the Children's Books category
2015 Editors' Choice Book by Booklist
2015 USA Book Award in Young Adult: Nonfiction Finalist

 Now We Will Be Happy    Now We Will Be Happy
Amina Gautier

2015 President’s Book Award Gold Medal in Short Fiction from the Florida Authors and Publishers Association
2015 USA Book Award in Fiction: African American
2016 International Latino Book Award, Most Inspirational Fiction
2016 Saroyan Prize for Writing, Finalist
2016 Independent Publisher Book Award Silver winner in Multicultural Fiction

 Winnie Davis    Winnie Davis
Daughter of the Lost Cause
Heath Hardage Lee
With a foreword by J.E.B. Stuart IV
Epilogue co-authored by Bertram Hayes-Davis

2015 The Colonial Dames of America Book Award

 When Baseball Went White    When Baseball Went White
Reconstruction, Reconciliation, and Dreams of a National Pastime
Ryan A. Swanson

2015 SABR Baseball Research Award

 Mover and Shaker    Mover and Shaker
Walter O'Malley, the Dodgers, and Baseball's Westward Expansion Andy McCue

2015 Seymour Medal winner from the Society for American Baseball Research
2015 Ron Gabriel Award from SABR Winner

 The Newspaper Warrior    The Newspaper Warrior
Sarah Winnemucca Hopkins's Campaign for American Indian Rights, 1864-1891
Sarah Winnemucca Hopkins
Edited by Cari M. Carpenter and Carolyn Sorisio

2015 Susan Koppleman Award for the Best Anthology, Multi-Authored, or Edited Book in Feminist Studies in Popular and American Culture from the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

 Combined Destinies    Combined Destinies
Ann Todd Jealous

2015 Next Generation Indie Book Awards Best New Nonfiction from USA Book News

 Song of Dewey Beard    Song of Dewey Beard
Last Survivor of the Little Bighorn
Philip Burnham

2015 Spur Award in Best Western Biography

 Jews and Genes    Jews and Genes
The Genetic Future in Contemporary Jewish Thought
Edited by Elliot N. Dorff and Laurie Zoloth
Foreword by Mark S. Frankel

Finalist for the 2015 National Jewish Book Award in Contemporary Jewish Life and Practice from the Jewish Book Council

 Wild Idea    Wild Idea
Buffalo and Family in a Difficult Land
Dan O'Brien

2015 Spur Awards Finalist in Best Western Contemporary Nonfiction

 Cherokee Sister    Cherokee Sister
The Collected Writings of Catharine Brown, 1818-1823
Edited and with an introduction by Theresa Strouth Gaul

2015 Edition Award from the Society for the Study of American Women Writers

 Gil Hodges    Gil Hodges
A Hall of Fame Life
Mort Zachter

2016 Ron Gabriel Award from SABR