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Congratulations 2021 Book Award Winners & Finalists

General Fiction

WINNER

The Sweetness of Water by Nathan Harris

FINALISTS

The House Uptown by Melissa Ginsburg

The Souvenir Museum by Elizabeth McCracken

Olympus, Texas by Stacey Swann

The Elephant of Belfast by S. Kirk Walsh

DISCOVERY PRIZE WINNER

Child in the Valley by Gordy Sauer

Nonfiction

WINNER

Let the Lord Sort Them: The Rise and Fall of the Death Penalty by Maurice Chammah

FINALISTS

Fortunate Son: Selected Essays from the Lone Star State by Rick Bass

Our First Civil War: Patriots and Loyalists in the American Revolution by H. W. Brands

A Single Star and Bloody Knuckles: A History of Politics and Race in Texas by Bill Minutaglio

Far From Respectable: Dave Hickey and His Art by Daniel Oppenheimer

DISCOVERY PRIZE WINNER

An Indian Among Los Indígenas by Ursula Pike

Poetry

WINNER

Arsenal with Praise Song by Rodney Gómez

FINALISTS

The Life by Carrie Fountain

How to Be Better by Being Worse by Justin Jannise

Bright Specimen by Julie Poole

Frances of the Wider Field by Laura Van Prooyen

DISCOVERY PRIZE WINNER

Come Clean by Joshua Nguyen

Middle Grade / Young Adult

WINNER

Barefoot Dreams of Petra Luna by Alda P. Dobbs

FINALISTS

Fat Angie: Homecoming by E.E. Charlton-Trujillo

A Snake Falls to Earth by Darcie Little Badger

Sing Me Forgotten by Jessica S. Olson

Sisters of the Neversea by Cynthia Smith

DISCOVERY PRIZE WINNER

Where I Belong by Marcia Mickelson

Picture Book

WINNER

We Move the World by Kari Lavelle

FINALISTS

Indelible Ann by Meghan P. Browne

The Book That Jake Borrowed by Susan Holt Kralovansky

The People’s Painter by Cynthia Levinson

Everybody in the Red Brick Building by Anne Wynter

DISCOVERY PRIZE WINNER

Josefina’s Habichuelas by Jasminne Mendez