WWA Announces 2013 Spur Award Winners
ENCAMPMENT, Wyo., March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Thomas Cobb's "With Blood in Their Eyes" won the 2013 Spur Award for Best Western Long Novel, and Robert M. Utley's "Geronimo" won for Best Western Nonfiction-Biography, Western Writers of America has announced.
It is Cobb's second Spur and Utley's third. The University of Arizona Press published "With Blood in Their Eyes." Yale University Press published "Geronimo."
Since 1953, Western Writers of America has promoted and honored the best in Western literature with the annual Spur Awards, selected by panels of judges. Awards, for material published last year, are given for works whose inspiration, image and literary excellence best represent the reality and spirit of the American West. Previous winners include Elmer Kelton, Lucia St. Clair Robson and Larry McMurtry.
Winners and finalists in 17 categories will be honored June 25-29 at the WWA convention in Las Vegas, Nev.Will Bagley, Nancy Plain and Red Shuttleworth all won their third Spurs, with Bagley's "With Golden Visions Bright Before Them: Trails to the Mining West, 1849-1852" ( University of Oklahoma Press) for Best Western Nonfiction-Historical, Plain's "Light on the Prairie: Solomon D. Butcher, Photographer of Nebraska's Pioneer Days" ( University of Nebraska Press) for Best Western Nonfiction-Juvenile and Shuttleworth's " Johnny Ringo" (Riverhouse) for Best Western Poem. Brett Cogburn's "Panhandle" (Pinnacle) won for Best First Novel, and Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" claimed Best Western Drama Script. Other winners: Short Novel: "Tucker's Reckoning" by Matthew Mayo (New American Library). Juvenile Fiction: "Wide Open" by Larry Bjornson (Penguin Group). Storyteller (illustrated children's book): "Pecos Bill Invents the Ten-Gallon Hat" by author Kevin Strauss and illustrator David Harrington (Pelican). Mass Market Paperback: "The Coyote Tracker" by Larry Sweazy (Berkley). Audiobook: "Ring of Fire" by Cotton Smith (Books in Motion). Nonfiction-Contemporary: "Desert Reckoning: A Town Sheriff, a Mojave Hermit, and the Biggest Manhunt in Modern California History" by Deanne Stillman (Nation Books). Short Fiction Story: "The Hog Whisperer" by John Mort (Flint Hills Review). Short Nonfiction: "Marathoner Louis Tewanima and the Continuity of Hopi Running, 1908-1912" by Matthew Sakiestewa Gilbert (Western Historical Quarterly). Documentary Script: "The Dust Bowl" by Dayton Duncan (Florentine Films/PBS). Song (TIE): " Texas is Burnin'" by Jim Jones ( Jim Jones Music) and "Any Name Will Do" by Mary Kaye (Knaphus Enterprises). For a complete list of winners and finalists, log on to www.westernwriters.org. SOURCE Western Writers of America
Select the service that is right for you!COMPARE ALL SERVICES
Jim Cramer and Stephanie Link actively manage a real portfolio and reveal their money management tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.
- $2.5+ million portfolio
- Large-cap and dividend focus
- Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
- Weekly roundups
Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.
- Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
- Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
- A custom stock screener
- Upgrade/downgrade alerts
Jim Cramer's protege, David Peltier, identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.
- Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
- Alerts when market news affect the portfolio
- Bi-weekly updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
All of Real Money, plus 15 more of Wall Street's sharpest minds delivering actionable trading ideas, a comprehensive look at the market, and fundamental and technical analysis.
- Real Money + Doug Kass Plus 15 more Wall Street Pros
- Intraday commentary & news
- Ultra-actionable trading ideas
Our options trading pros provide daily market commentary and over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.
- 100+ monthly options trading ideas
- Actionable options commentary & news
- Real-time trading community
- Options TV