The Reading the West Book Awards are a celebration of the MPIBA region and and our regional authors!
Reading the West Book Awards winners and shortlist titles exemplify the best in fiction and non-fiction writing, culinary writing, and illustration, whose subject matter is set in the MPIBA region (Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming) or invokes the spirit of the region.
Past winners include:
Peter Heller, Kevin Fedarko, Terry Tempest Williams, Kent Nelson, Sandra Cisneros, Hampton Sides, Brady Udall, Pam Houston, Rudolfo Anaya, Rick Bass, Joy Harjo, and Wallace Stegner — to name only a few. Click here for the complete list of award winners.
- Longlist Announced: January, 2019
- Shortlist Announced: March 15, 2019
- Bookseller & Consumer Voting: March 15 – April 14, 2019
- Winners Announced: April 15, 2019