The 2017 Writers' League of Texas Book Awards
Winners, Finalists, and Discovery Prize Winners

(For books published in 2017)

 

 

Fiction

Winner:
SPOILS by Brian Van Reet

Finalists:
DISASTERS IN THE FIRST WORLD by Olivia Clare
HOLLOW by Owen Egerton
WHITE FUR by Jardine Libaire
BLUEBIRD, BLUEBIRD by Attica Locke
WAIT TILL YOU SEE ME DANCE by Deb Olin Unferth

Discovery Prize Winner:
FIGHT LIKE A MAN & OTHER STORIES WE TELL OUR CHILDREN by Christine Granados

 

Nonfiction

Winner:
THE ROAD TO JONESTOWN by Jeff Guinn

Finalists:
SPINELESS by Juli Berwald
AMERICAN WOLF by Nate Blakeslee
THE BOY WHO LOVED TOO MUCH by Jennifer Latson
NO APPARENT DISTRESS by Rachel Pearson, MD
TOO FAT, TOO SLUTTY, TOO LOUD by Anne Helen Petersen

Discovery Prize Winner:
HOUSE BUILT ON ASHES by José Antonio Rodríguez

 

Poetry

Winner:
WHEN I GROW UP I WANT TO BE A LIST OF FURTHER POSSIBILITIES by Chen Chen

Finalists:
AMERICAN PURGATORY by Rebecca Gayle Howell
FOR WANT OF WATER by Sasha Pimentel
MADNESS by Sam Sax
WOLFE AND OTHER POEMS by Donald Mace Williams

Discovery Prize Winner:
THE LANGUAGE WE CRY IN by Delicia Daniels

 

Middle Grade/Young Adult

Winner:
THE LOVE LETTERS OF ABELARD AND LILY by Laura Creedle

Finalists:
ROAR by Cora Carmack
WAIT FOR ME by Caroline Leech
FAULT LINES IN THE CONSTITUTION by Cynthia Levinson & Sanford Levinson
ALL THE WIND IN THE WORLD by Samantha Mabry

Discovery Prize Winner:
BROKEN CIRCLE by J.L. Powers & M.A. Powers

 

Picture Book

Winner:
DAZZLE SHIPS by Chris Barton

Finalists:
WHOBERT WHOVER, OWL DETECTIVE by Jason Gallaher
THE CLOUD ARTIST by Sherri Maret
THE SURVIVOR TREE by Gaye Sanders
ANOTHER WAY TO CLIMB A TREE by Liz Garton Scanlon
STRONG AS SANDOW by Don Tate

Discovery Prize Winner:

DREAM BIG by Kat Kronenberg