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Jane Geske Award

The Nebraska Center for the Book annually presents this award to an organization, business, library, school, association, or other group that has made an exceptional contribution to literacy, books, reading, libraries, or Nebraska literature. More...

2023 Award Recipient
Pat Leach & "All About Books" on Nebraska Public Media

Previous years’ recipients

Mildred Bennett Award

This award is given to an individual who provides leadership and service in the promotion of Nebraska literature. More...

2023 Award Recipient
Steven Shively

Previous years’ recipients

Nebraska Book Awards

The Nebraska Book Awards program, sponsored by the Nebraska Center for the Book (NCB), recognizes and honors books that are written by Nebraska authors, published by Nebraska publishers, set in Nebraska or concerning Nebraska. More...

2023 (24th annual) for books published in 2022

Children's Design
Eat Your Woolly Mammoths! by James Solheim
Publisher: Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Children's Nonfiction
Eat Your Woolly Mammoths! by James Solheim
Publisher: Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Young Adult
Scattered Showers by Rainbow Rowell
Publisher: Wednesday Books, St. Martin’s Publishing Group
Design
Feeding the Fire by Twyla Hansen
Publisher: Wayne State College Press
Illustration
The Rowdy Randy Wild West Show by Casey Day Rislov
Illustrator: Zachary Pullen
Publisher: Mountain Stars Press
Fiction
Private Way by Ladette Randolph
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Nonfiction Autobiography
Monkey on the Other Side of the Window: The True Story of the Northeast Nebraska Zoo in Royal, Nebraska by Dick Haskin
Publisher: Morris Publishing
Nonfiction Biography
The Women Who Built Omaha: A Bold and Remarkable History by Eileen Wirth
Publisher: Bison Books
Nonfiction Fellowship
From Your Friend, Carey Dean: Letters from Nebraska’s Death Row by Lisa Knopp
Publisher: Cascade Books
Nonfiction History
Standing Bear’s Quest for Freedom: The First Civil Rights Victory for Native Americans by Lawrence A. Dwyer
Publisher: Bison Books
Nonfiction Nebraska as Place
Nourishing Waters, Comforting Sky: Thirty-Five Years at a Sandhills Oasis by Stephen R. Jones
Publisher: Bison Books
Nonfiction Solidarity
Dirt Persuasion: Civic Environmental Populism and the Heartland’s Pipeline Fight by Derek Moscato
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Poetry
A Crazy Little Thing by Lucy Adkins
Publisher: Wayne State College Press
Poetry Honor
Cord Blood by Bonnie Johnson-Bartee
Publisher: Sandhills Press

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