Saturday, September 26, 2009

2009 Willa Literary Award Winners

2009 WILLA Literary Award Winners (Women Writing the West)
Honoring books published in 2008

Awarded annually for outstanding literature featuring women's stories set in the West, the WILLA Literary Awards are chosen by a distinguished panel of twenty-one professional librarians.

There were several mysteries among nominees and winners. Congratulations all!

Contemporary Fiction

WINNER: The Last Cowgirl, by Jana Richman (William Morrow/HarperCollins Publishers)

FINALIST: Hoodoo, by Susan Cummins Miller (Texas Tech University Press)

FINALIST: Wild Inferno, by Sandi Ault (Berkley Prime Crime/Penguin Group USA)

Original Softcover Fiction (Trade or Mass Market)

WINNER: Buffalo Bill’s Defunct: A Latouche County Mystery, by Sheila Simonson (Perseverance Press/ John Daniel and Co.)

FINALIST: In the Shadow of Rebellion, by Gladys Smith (Llumina Press)

FINALIST: River of the Arms of God, by Irene Sandell (Eakin Press)

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