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Award Winners

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2015 Awards for Books Published in 2014
judges

ADULT FICTION
Winner:
Robert Hellenga — The Confessions of Frances Godwin — Bloomsbury
Finalists:
Kathleen Rooney — O, Democracy! — Fifth Star Press
Lin Enger — The High Divide — Algonquin

ADULT NONFICTION

Winner:
Jonathan Eig — The Birth of the Pill: How Four Crusaders Reinvented Sex and Launched a Revolution — W.W. Norton
Finalist:
Michael McCarthy — Ashes Under Water: The SS Eastland and the Shipwreck That Shook America — Lyons Press

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

Winner:
David Stuart MacLean — The Answer to the Riddle Is Me: A Memoir of Amnesia — Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Finalist:
Ken S. Mueller — Senator Benton and the People: Master Race Democracy on the Early American Frontiers — Northern Illinois University Press

CHILDREN’S FICTION 

Winner:
Margi Preus — West of the Moon — Amulet Books
Finalists:
Margaret Willey — Beetle Boy — Lerner Books
Crystal Chan — Bird — Atheneum Books for Young Readers
John David Anderson — Minion — Walden Pond Press

CHILDREN’S NONFICTION
Winner:
Ann Bausum — Stubby the War Dog: The True Story of World War I’s Bravest Dog — National Geographic Children’s Books
Finalists:
Don Mitchell — The Freedom Summer Murders — Scholastic Press
Ilene Cooper — A Woman in the House (and Senate): How Women Came to the United States Congress, Broke Down Barriers, and Changed the Country — Abrams Books for Young Readers

POETRY

Winner:
Grace Bauer — Nowhere All At Once — Stephen F. Austin State University Press

JAMES FRIEND MEMORIAL AWARD FOR LITERARY AND DRAMATIC CRITICISM

Winner:
The Goodman Theatre’s Cindy Bandle Young Critics program

Winners from Prior Years


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