The 2018 Writers' League of Texas Book Awards
Winners, Finalists, and Discovery Prize Winners

(For books published in 2018)

    

Fiction 

Winner: 

LITTLE by Edward Carey

Finalists: 

DAUGHTER OF A DAUGHTER OF A QUEEN by Sarah Bird

THE WHICH WAY TREE by Elizabeth Crook

PRESIDIO by Randy Kennedy

SHE WOULD BE KING by Wayétu Moore

EVERYONE KNOWS YOU GO HOME by Natalia Sylvester

Discovery Prize Winner: 

DEATH TO THE BULLSHIT ARTISTS OF SOUTH TEXAS by Fernando A. Flores 

Nonfiction 

Winner: 

THE RECKONINGS: ESSAYS by Lacy M. Johnson

Finalists: 

FISHERMAN'S BLUES by Anna Badkhen

THE LINE BECOMES A RIVER: DISPATCHES FROM THE BORDER by Francisco Cantú 

AN UNLIKELY JOURNEY: WAKING UP FROM MY AMERICAN DREAM by Julián Castro 

TICKER: THE QUEST TO CREATE AN ARTIFICIAL HEART by Mimi Swartz

Discovery Prize Winner: 

BEYONCÉ IN FORMATION: REMIXING BLACK FEMINISM by Omise'eke Tinsley 

Poetry 

Winner: 

REGISTERS OF ILLUMINATED VILLAGES: POEMS by Tarfia Faizullah 

Finalists: 

WITH THE DOGSTAR AS MY WITNESS by John Fry 

SKY THE OAR by Stacy R. Nigliazzo 

GIRLDOM by Megan Peak 

ARSONIST by Joaquin Zihuatanejo 

Discovery Prize Winner: 

GIRL PAPER STONE by Laurie Filipelli 

Middle Grade/Young Adult 

Winner: 

THE PARKER INHERITANCE by Varian Johnson 

Finalists: 

I'M NOT MISSING by Carrie Fountain 

ALL THE STARS DENIED by Guadalupe García McCall 

THE HOUSE IN POPLAR WOOD by K.E. Ormsbee 

THE PROPHET CALLS by Melanie Sumrow 

Discovery Prize Winner: 

SECRETS OF THE CASA ROSADA by Alex Temblador 

Picture Books 

Winner: 

WHAT DO YOU DO WITH A VOICE LIKE THAT? THE STORY OF EXTRAORDINARY CONGRESSWOMAN BARBARA JORDAN by Chris Barton 

Finalists: 

PENGUIN & TINY SHRIMP DON'T DO BEDTIME! by Cate Berry

ABRAHAM LINCOLN'S DUELING WORDS by Donna Janell Bowman 

ALABAMA SPITFIRE: THE STORY OF HARPER LEE AND TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD by Bethany Hegedus 

LUCY AND THE STRING by Vanessa Roeder 

Discovery Prize Winner: 

THE BOOK THAT JAKE BORROWED by Susan Holt Kralovansky