Previous winners the Violet Crown Awards,

Teddy Awards, and the WLT Book Awards

Please note the list is not complete. If you are a former winner of a WLT-related award and would like to be recognized for it, please email


VC- The Mommy Club by Sarah Bird

VC Literary Award: Barton Springs Eternal by Marshall French

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VC poetry- Tirades And Evidence Of Grace  By Susan Bright

VC Fiction- Franklin’s Crossing by Clay Reynolds.

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VC Best in Literary Category - Glen Alyn's I SAY ME

Best Novel – Lewis Shiner’s Glimpses

VC Nonfiction- In the Company of Scholars: The Struggle for the Soul of Higher Education by Julius Getman.

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VC Nonfiction: Prather, Particia Smith, Monday, Jane Clements: From Slave to Statesman

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Fiction- Call No Man Master by Tina Juarez

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 Marion Winik, for her personal memoir First Comes Love,

 Rob Thomas, for his first novel, Rats Saw God.

Austin Bay and James F. Dunnigan, for A Quick and Dirty Guide to War: Third Edition.

Teddy Award Winner: Angela Shelf Medearis' Poppa's New Pants

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VC Fiction- D. Marion Wilkinson for Not Between Brothers

VC Nonfiction-  Mike Cox for Texas Ranger Tales: Stories That Need Telling

VC Literary Book Award-  Lisa Sandlin's Messages to the Nurse Of Dreams
Teddy Award- Robyn Montana Turner for Best Children's Book for Texas Traditions: The Culture of the Lone Star State,

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VC Fiction: Lisa Sandlin, Message to the Nurse of Dreams

[title currently unknown] By Don Graham

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Teddy Award: Kimberly Willis Holt's  My Louisiana Sky

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VC Poetry - Wendy Barker's Way of Whiteness

Teddy Award- Diane Gonzales Bertrand's Trino's Choice

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VC Best Audiofiction: Bradamant by Ron Miller

VC Fiction - Monuments by Clay Reynolds-

VC Best Literary- Jack Myers' The Glowing River: New and Selected Poems

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VC Literature Award- Blue Alleys by Paul Christensen Winner

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VC Poetry - Harm by Miles Wilson

VC Nonfiction - Growing Up Simple . . . in Texas: An Irreverent Look at Kids in the 1950 by George Arnold

VC Fiction - Sleep Toward Heaven by Amanda Eyre Ward

Teddy Award- Greg Smith's Ninjas, Piranhas, and Galileo.

Teddy Award- The Treasure on Gold Street by Lee Merrill Byrd

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VC Poetry - Where Skulls Speak Wind, Larry D. Thomas

VC Nonfiction - A Good Forest for Dying: The Tragic Death of a Young Man on the Front Lines of the Environmental Wars, Patrick Beach

VC Fiction - Anything You Say Can and Will Be Used Against You, Laurie Lynn Drummond

Stephen Saylor’s A Twist at the End: A Novel of O. Henry

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VC Nonfiction: William T. Harper's Eleven Days of Hell

VC Poetry - Hearsay, Lee Robinson

VC Fiction - The White League, Thomas Zigal

Short Works Teddy Award- Kathi Appelt’s Miss Lady Bird's Wildflowers: How a First Lady Changed America

Teddy award Long work- Tammar Stein’s Light Years.

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VC Poetry 2006 - Hard Country, Paul Christensen

VC Nonfiction 2006 - Ringside Seat to A Revolution, David Dorado Romo

VC Fiction 2006 - The Vinegaroon Murders, James Mangum

Short Works Teddy award- Crossing Bok Chitto by Tim Tingle

Long Works teddy Award -Scrambled Eggs at Midnight by Heather Hepler,

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VC Nonfiction- 2007 - House of Plenty- The Rise, Fall, and Revival of Luby's Cafeterias, Carol Dawson & Carol Johnston

VC Fiction 2007 - To the Ends of the Earth: The Last Journey of Lewis & Clark, Frances Hunter

VC Poetry- Wendy Barker's Between Frames

Teddy Award: Dotti Enderle and Vicki Sansum's Grandpa for Sale

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VC Fiction: Harpsong, by Rilla Askew

VC Nonfiction: Texas Quilts and Quilters: A Lone Star Legacy, by Marcia Kaylakie

Teddy Children’s Book Award: Cures for Heartbreak, by Margo Rabb

Teddy Book Award- The Underneath by Kathi Appelt


WLT Nonfiction -James Donovan ‘s A Terrible Glory: Custer and the Little Big Horn.

WLT Fiction -Stefan Merrll Block’s The Story of Forgetting

WLT Poetry -Medititations on Rising and Falling by Philip Pardi

WLT Children’s Books -Kathi Appelt’s The Underneath

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WLT Fiction: Homicide Survivors Picnic and Other Stories, by Lorraine M. Lopez

WLT Nonfiction: Molly Ivins: A Rebel Life, by Bill Minutaglio and W. Michael Smith

WLT Children's: Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice, by Phillip Hoose

WLT Poetry & Literary Prose: Quiver, by Susan B.A. Somers-Willett

~~~~2011 Beyond~~~