Adrian Miller, Julian Rubinstein and all the Colorado Book Award winners


Colorado Humanities announced the winners of the Colorado Book Awards on June 25, and among the fifteen categories were some household names.

Adrian Miller, fresh off a James Beard Awards win for Black Smoke: African Americans and the United States of Barbecue, this time won the history award. And Julian Rubinstein won the General Nonfiction Award for The Holly: five bullets, a gun and the fight to save an American neighborhood; Westword published an excerpt from this book in May 2021. Rubinstein’s side-documentary, Hollywon an audience award after premiering at the Mountainfilm festival in Telluride last month.

The full list of winners:

Atlas of Shadows: Dark Landscapes of the Americas
Edited by Carina Bissett, Hillary Dodge and Joshua Viola and illustrated by Aaron Lovett; Hex editors

Alpha: Eddie Gallagher and the war for the souls of the Navy Seals
By David Phillips; Random penguin house

Children’s literature
read the island
By Nicole Magistro and illustrated by Alice Feagan; Read Island LLC

Creative non-fiction
Desert Chrome: Water, a Woman and Wild Horses in the West
By Kathryn Wilder; Torrey House Press

General Fiction
Mixed Company
By Jenny Shank, Texas Review Press

General non-fiction
The Holly: five bullets, a gun and the fight to save an American neighborhood
By Julian Rubinstein; Farrar, Straus and Giroux

historical fiction
The Cape Doctor
By EJ Levy; Petit, Brown and company

Black Smoke: African Americans and the United States of Barbecue
By Adrian Miller, University of North Carolina Press

Children’s literature
By Megan E. Freeman;Simon & Schuster

literary fiction

What if we were somewhere else
By Wendy J. Fox; Santa Fe Writers Project

Runaway Red Rabbit
By Jodi Bowersox; JB Artistic

We the Jury
By Wayne Miller; Editions Asclepiade

Science fiction/Fantasy
The reincarnationist papers
By D. Eric Maikranz; Blackstone Edition

The Dead Husband: A Novel
By Carter Wilson; Source Books

Children’s literature
The Rise of the Red Hand
By Olivia Chadha, Erewhon Books

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