WINNERS SWBDA 2015

NEW MEXICO BOOK ASSOCIATION
Post Office Box 1285 Santa Fe, New Mexico 87504

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New Mexico Book Association is pleased to announce the
SWBDA 2015 AWARD WINNERS
Santa Fe—06-27-2015–Here are the winning recipients of the 2015 Southwest Book Design and Production Awards, announced and presented on June 17 at the NMBA Gala and Membership Meeting. This is the sixth year that these coveted recognitions have been awarded to the publishers and creators of a few outstanding books produced during the past several months. NMBA is a not-for-profit organization and is pleased to offer this award program for New Mexico’s authors and publishers as well as to those in surrounding states. SWBDA Coordinator James Mafchir and NMBA President Paula Lozar made the presentations.

TRADE BOOK NON-ILLUSTRATED

WINNER
Mysterious New Mexico:
Miracles, Magic, and Monsters in the Land of Enchantment
University of New Mexico Press
Benjamin Radford, author

FIRST FINALIST
Spiritual Law: The Essence of Swedenborg’s Divine Providence
Rock Point Press, publisher
Joanna V. Hill, author

TRADE BOOK ILLUSTRATED

WINNER
A Legacy in Arms:
American Firearm Manufacture, Design, and Artistry, 1800-1900
University of Oklahoma Press
Richard C. Rattenbury, author

FIRST FINALIST
Gasa Gasa Girl Goes to Camp: A Nisei Youth behind a World War II Fence
The University of Utah Press
Lily Yuriko Nakai Havey, author

ART AND PHOTOGRAPHY

WINNER
A Family of the Land: The Texas Photography of Guy Gillette
University of Oklahoma Press
Andy Wilkinson, author

FIRST FINALIST
The Memory of Stone: Meditations on the Canyons of the West
University of New Mexico Press
Erv Schroeder, author

SCHOLARLY AND TECHNICAL

WINNER
Clovis Caches: Recent Discoveries & New Research
University of New Mexico Press
Bruce B. Huckell and J. David Kilby, authors

FIRST FINALIST
New Mexican Folk Music / Cancionero del Folklor Nuevomexicano
University of New Mexico Press
Cipriano Frederico Vigil, author

GUIDES AND TRAVEL BOOKS

WINNER
Medicine from the Kitchen
Author House, LLC, Publisher
Jessie Emerson, RN, author

FIRST FINALIST
Saddle Up: A Cowboy Guide to Writing
Rio Grande Books, Publisher
Slim Randles, author

GIFT BOOKS

WINNER
Chasing Dichos through Chimayo
University of New Mexico Press
Don J. Usner, author

FIRST FINALIST
The Power of the Hebrew Alphabet
Gaon Books, Publisher
Gloria Abella Ballen, author

POETRY

WINNER
Ears of Corn: Listen
3: A Taos Press, Publisher
Max Early, author

FIRST FINALIST
Poems from the Fields of Dharma
Blue Spruce Books, Publisher
Thomas Reidy, author

CHILDREN AND YOUNG ADULT

WINNER
How Chile Came to New Mexico
Rio Grande Books, Publisher
Rudolfo Anaya, author

FIRST FINALIST
Gator, Gator, Second Grader
Five Star Publications, Inc.
Conrad J. Storad, author

BODY, MIND, SPIRIT
WINNER
Gabriel’s Daughters
Jolly Fish Press, LLC, Publisher
Janet Kay Jensen, author

FIRST FINALIST
Spiritual Law: The Essence of Swedenborg’s Divine Providence
Rock Point Press, Publisher
Joanna V. Hill, author

COVER AND JACKET DESIGN

WINNER
The Wastewater Gardener:
Preserving the Planet One Flush at a Time
Synergetic Press, Publisher
Mark Nelson, author

FIRST FINALIST
The King and Queen of Comezón
University of Oklahoma Press
Denise Chavez, author

SECOND FINALIST
The Roque Lobato House, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Schenck Southwest Publishing
Chris Wilson and Oliver Horn, authors

SPECIAL MENTION

Behind The Lines
Milbrown Press, Publisher
Jeffrey B. Miller, author

JIM’S CHOICE

Southwest Art Defined: An Illustrated Guide
Rio Nuevo Publishers
Margaret Moore Booker, author

If you are interested in any of these books or would like to interview any of the winners, we would be happy to arrange it.

Please contact: Karen Villanueva 239-877-4248, email: authorcare@aol.com

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