The 2016 Writers' League of Texas Book Awards
Winners, Finalists, and Discovery Prize Winners

(For books published in 2016)

 

 

 

FICTION

Winner:
News of the World by Paulette Jiles

Finalists:
The Regional Office is Under Attack! by Manuel Gonzales
Pull Me Under by Kelly Luce
The Association of Small Bombs by Karan Mahajan
The Last Painting of Sara de Vos by Dominic Smith

Discovery Prize Winner:

The Tombstone Race by José Skinner


NONFICTION

Winner:

The Midnight Assassin: Panic, Scandal, and the Hunt for America's First Serial Killer by Skip Hollandsworth

Finalists:
Eccentric Orbits: The Iridium Story
by John Bloom
The General vs. the President: MacArthur and Truman at the Brink of Nuclear War by H.W. Brands
The Glamour of Strangeness: Artists and the Last Age of the Exotic by Jamie James
Who Killed These Girls? Cold Case: The Yogurt Shop Murders by Beverly Lowry

Discovery Prize Winner:
Amado Muro and Me: A Tale of Honesty and Deception by Robert L. Seltzer

 


POETRY

Winner:
Hammer Is the Prayer by Christian Wiman

Finalists:
Ultra-Cabin by Kimberly Lambright
Plenty by Corinne Lee
Her, Infinite by Sawnie Morris

Discovery Prize Winner:
Take to the Highway: Arabesques for Travelers by Bryce Milligan

 

MIDDLE GRADE / YOUNG ADULT

Winner:

Somewhere Among by Annie Donwerth-Chikamatsu

Finalists:
Maybe a Fox by Kathi Appelt and Alison McGhee
Hillary Rodham Clinton: A Woman Living History by Karen Blumenthal
The Radiant Road by Katherine Catmull
Time Zero by Carolyn Cohagan
A Fierce and Subtle Poison by Samantha Mabry


Discovery Prize Winner:

Bloodline by Joe Jiménez



PICTURE BOOK


Winner:

Step Right Up: How Doc and Jim Key Taught the World About Kindness by Donna Janell Bowman

Finalists:

Whoosh!: Lonnie Johnson's Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions by Chris Barton
Lucy by Randy Cecil
Be the Change: A Grandfather Gandhi Story by Arun Gandhi and Bethany Hegedus
Bears Make the Best Reading Buddies by Carmen Oliver

Discovery Prize Winner:
The Tale of Lucky the Dog by Lynn G. Abrams