Award Winners

A Hundred Little Pieces on the End of the World

By John Rember

2020 Idaho Book of the Year Honorable Mention

Through these ten essays, each further broken into ten smaller pieces, Rember examines the practical and ethical dilemmas of climate change, population, resource depletion, and mass extinction.

How Nature Works

Rethinking Labor on a Troubled Planet
Edited by Sarah BeskyAlex Blanchette

Winner of the 2021 Society for the Anthropology of Work (SAW) Book Prize

The authors of this volume push ethnographic inquiry beyond the anthropocentric documentation of human work on nature in order to develop a language for thinking about how all labor is a collective ecological act.


Reflections on the New Mexico Homeland
Edited by Vanessa Fonseca-ChávezLevi RomeroSpencer R. Herrera

Finalist for the 2021 International Latino Book Award for Best Nonfiction—Multi-Author
2021 New Mexico-Arizona Book Award Finalist for Nonfiction Anthology

This collection of both deeply personal reflections and carefully researched studies explores the New Mexico homeland through the experiences and perspectives of Chicanx and indigenous/Genízaro writers and scholars from across the state.

At the Precipice

New Mexico's Changing Climate
By Laura Paskus

2021 Best of Santa Fe Third Place Winner for Best New Book by a New Mexico Author2021 New Mexico-Arizona Book Award Finalist for Nature/Environment

At the Precipice explores the question many of us have asked ourselves: What kind of world are we leaving to our children?

Ladina Social Activism in Guatemala City, 1871-1954

By Patricia Harms

Winner of the CALACS Book Prize 2021 from the Canadian Association of Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Winner of the 2021 Judy Ewell Book Prize from the Rocky Mountain Council for Latin American Studies

In this groundbreaking new study on ladinas in Guatemala City, Patricia Harms contests the virtual erasure of women from the country’s national memory and its historical consciousness.


An Earthquake, a Legendary Mountain Guide, and Everest's Deadliest Day
By Jennifer Hull

First Place for a Nonfiction Book for Adult Readers, Biography or History, from the National Federation of Press Women Communications Contest Winner of the 2021 Zia Book Award from New Mexico Press Women2021 New Mexico-Arizona Book Award Finalist for Nonfiction–General

Shook tells the story of resilience, nerve, and survival on the deadliest day on Everest.

Georgia O'Keeffe

A Life Well Lived
By Malcolm Varon

Bronze Winner for Photography in 2020 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards

Dreams Unreal

The Genesis of the Psychedelic Rock Poster
By Titus O’Brien

Honorable Mention for Art in 2020 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards2021 New Mexico-Arizona Book Award Finalist for Arts

The poster art that gave visual life to the amazing music of 1965 to 1970 lives on in Dreams Unreal.

Shakespeare in Montana

Big Sky Country’s Love Affair with the World’s Most Famous Writer
By Gretchen E. Minton

Winner of the Big Sky Award in the High Plains Book Awards
Winner of the 2020 Montana Book Award
2021 High Plains Book Award for Nonfiction Finalist

Tracing more than two centuries of history, Shakespeare in Montana uncovers a vast array of different voices that capture the state’s love affair with the world’s most famous writer.

River Teeth

Twenty Years of Creative Nonfiction
Edited by Joe MackallDaniel W. Lehman

Winner of the Gold Medal for Anthologies in the 2021 Independent Publisher (IPPY) Book Awards

To celebrate twenty years of introducing talented new writers to readers and publishing great nonfiction, the founding editors, Joe Mackall and Daniel W. Lehman, have selected their all-time favorite essays published in River Teeth in this stunning collection.

Subjects: EssaysLiterature