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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
October 9, 2009

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Mary Jo Ryan
402-471-3434
800-307-2665

Books Honored by Nebraska Center for the Book

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

The winners of the 2009 Nebraska Book Awards (books published in 2008) will be presented at the Nebraska Center for the Book's Annual Meeting and Nebraska Book Festival in Lincoln on November 14, 2009.

2009 award winners to be honored at the Nebraska Book Festival are:

Cover/Design/Illustration:

BVH Architects: Forty Years, by Suzanne Smith Arney
Publisher:Omaha Books, a division of Eventive Marketing, LLC
Designer: Elizabeth Murphy Cover Photo: Fashid Assassi

Cover/Design/Illustration Honor:

The Death of Raymond Yellow Thunder, by Stew Magnuson
Publisher: Texas Tech University Press
Designer: Lindsay Starr
Cover Photo: John Vachon

Fiction:

Exiles, by Ron Hansen
Publisher: Picador: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux

Nonfiction:

The Death of Raymond Yellow Thunder, by Stew Magnuson
Publisher: Texas Tech University Press

Nonfiction Honor:

Nebraska's Cowboy Trail,
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press

Poetry:

Geographia by James Magorian
Publisher: Black Oak Press

Books published in 2009 will be eligible for the 2010 Awards program. To receive notification of the 2009 Book Awards program, contact Maria Medrano-Nehls, 402-471-2045 or 800-307-2665; email.

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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.

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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, nlc.nebraska.gov, search on News Releases.


For more information, contact Mary Jo Ryan.