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2019 WILLA Award
winners & finalists

Congratulations to all!

The 2020 WILLA Literary Awards, honoring books published in 2019, entry is now open.

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2019 WILLA LITERARY AWARD WINNERS AND
FINALISTS

2019 WILLA Winners
(left to right) 2019 WILLA Chair Carmen Peone; Young Adult Fiction Winner, Theresa Verboort; Children's Fiction and Nonfiction Winner,
Sanda Dallas; Poetry Winner, Linda Schandelmier; Historical Fiction Winner, Elizabeth Crook.

 

2019 WILLA LITERARY AWARDS were PRESENTED AT THE 25TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE IN SAN ANTONIO, TX OCTOBER 10-13, 2019

CONTEMPORARY FICTION

WINNER - The Flicker of Old Dreams by Susan Henderson
HarperCollins-Harper Perennial

FINALIST - Girls from Centro by Juni Fisher
Pen-L Publishing

FINALIST - Burning Ridge: A Timber Creek K-9 Mystery by Margaret Mizushima
Crooked Lane Books

HISTORICAL

WINNER - The Which Way Tree by Elizabeth Crook
Little, Brown and Company

FINALIST - The Removes by Tatjana Soli
Sarah Crichton Books/FSG

FINALIST - The Patchwork Bride by Sandra Dallas
St. Martin’s Press

ORIGINAL SOFTCOVER (TRADE OR MASS MARKET)

WINNER - See Also Proof: A Marjorie Trumaine Mystery by Larry D. Sweazy
Seventh Street Books

FINALIST - Found Documents from the Life of Nell Johnson Doerr: A Novel
by Thomas Fox Averill
University of New Mexico Press

FINALIST - The Swan Keeper by Milana Marsenich
Open Books

CREATIVE NONFICTION

WINNER - My Ranch, Too: A Wyoming Memoir by Mary Budd Flitner
University of Oklahoma Press

FINALIST - Rough Beauty: Forty Seasons of Mountain Living by Karen Auvinen
Scribner / Simon & Schuster

FINALIST - Raw Material: Working Wool in the West by Stephany Wilkes
Oregon State University Press

SCHOLARLY NONFICTION

WINNER - Beyond the Rebel Girl: Women and the Industrial Workers of the World in the Pacific Northwest, 1905-1924  by Heather Mayer
Oregon State University Press

FINALIST - Life on Muskrat Creek: A Homestead Family in Wyoming  by Ethel Waxham Love and J. David Love
Lehigh University Press

CHILDREN’S FICTION AND NONFICTION

WINNER - Hardscrabble by Sandra Dallas
Sleeping Bear Press

FINALIST - The Wind Called My Name by Mary Louise Sanchez
Tu Books, an imprint of Lee & Low Books

FINALIST: - The Last Grand Adventure by Rebecca Behrens
Simon & Schuster / Aladdin

YOUNG ADULT FICTION AND NONFICTION

WINNER - The Communing Tree by Theresa Verboort
iUniverse

FINALIST - Becoming Beatrice by Frances Wood
Blue Heron Press

FINALIST - Apple in the Middle by Dawn Quigley
North Dakota State University Press

POETRY

WINNER - Coming Out of Nowhere: Alaska Homestead Poems by Linda Schandelmeier
University of Alaska Press

FINALIST - Flatlands by Ruth Williams
Black Lawrence Press

FINALIST - The Slow Art by Sierra Golden
Bear Star Press

View previous WILLA Literary Award Winners and Finalists here