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READING THE WEST BOOK AWARDS VOTING CLOSES
The Reading the West Book Awards honor the best fiction, non-fiction, and illustrated books for adults and children set in one of the MPIBA member states, or created by an author or artist living in the region. The awards celebrate the spirit of the west and the rich variety of writing in and about our region and reflect the extraordinary diversity of our reading public.
Each year, publishers submit books with a regional connection for consideration by selection committees comprised of volunteer booksellers from across the region. These committees read and review the longlist and curate shortlists in each category. The public – booksellers and their customers – vote on the top pick in each category in May. Winners are announced via streaming event in early June.