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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
October 24, 2003

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Mary Jo Ryan
402-471-3434
800-307-2665

Nebraska Books Honored by Center for the Book

The 2003 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. This year's winners are:

  • Children/Young Adult : Together Apart , Dianne E. Gray, Houghton Mifflin Company
  • Children/Young Adult Honor Book : Prairie Summer, Bonnie Geisert, Houghton Mifflin Company
  • Cover Design/Illustration : Times of Sorrow, Times of Grace: Writing by Women of the Great Plains/High Plains, Marjorie Saiser, Greg Kosmicki and Lisa Sandlin (editors), The Backwaters Press
  • Cover Design/Illustration Book Arts Production Honor Book : A Year at the Sorbonne: A Proustian Life, Oliver B. Pollak, The Yellow Barn Press
  • Fiction : The Phantom Limbs of the Rollow Sisters , Timothy Schaffert, BlueHen Books/Penguin Putnam
  • Fiction Short Story Collection Honor Book : Night Sounds and Other Stories, Karen Gettert Shoemaker, Dufour Editions Inc.
  • Non-Fiction : Local Wonders: Seasons in the Bohemian Alps, Ted Kooser, University of Nebraska Press
  • Poetry : Muse, Susan Aizenberg, Crab Orchard Review & Southern Illinois University Press
  • Poetry Honor Book : Times of Sorrow, Times of Grace: Writing by Women of the Great Plains/High Plains , Marjorie Saiser, Greg Kosmicki and Lisa Sandlin (editors), The Backwaters Press

Books published in 2003 will be eligible for the 2004 Awards program. To receive notification of the 2003 Book Awards program, contact Mary Geibel, 402-471-2045, 800-307-2665.

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The Nebraska Center for the Book is housed at the Nebraska Library Commission and brings together the state's readers, writers, booksellers, librarians, publishers, printers, educators, and scholars to build the community of the book, supporting programs to celebrate and stimulate public interest in books, reading, and the written word. The Nebraska Center for the Book is supported by the Nebraska Library Commission. As the state library agency, the Nebraska Library Commission is an advocate for the library and information needs of all Nebraskans. The mission of the Library Commission is statewide promotion, development, and coordination of library and information services, bringing together people and information. The most up-to-date news releases from the Nebraska Library Commission are always available on the Library Commission home page.


For more information, contact Mary Jo Ryan.