The 2013 Midwest Booksellers Choice Awards
Midwest booksellers have nominated their favorite titles for the 2013 Midwest Booksellers Choice Awards. We tallied the results and the finalists are listed below. In the next month, booksellers will vote for their favorites, and we’ll celebrate these award-winning authors at our book awards reception at the Heartland Fall Forum in October.
Our process is unique because first we poll booksellers for their nominations, and then create a ballot for them to vote on which titles they believe are most worthy of the award, making our awards a celebration of indie handselling at its best. This year, we also incorporated publisher nominations–allowing all aspects of the trade to contribute to the nomination process. In the end, the winners will be those titles most loved and supported by Midwest independent booksellers.
Download the voting form and vote for your favorites by clicking the image below. Completed forms are due by June 14, 2013.
2013 Midwest Booksellers Choice Awards Finalists
- William Kent Krueger, Ordinary Grace
- Peter Geye, The Lighthouse Road
- Louise Erdrich, The Round House
- Michael Perry, Visiting Tom
- Anton Treuer, Everything You Wanted to Know about Indians but were Afraid to Ask
- Luke Longstreet Sullivan, Thirty Rooms to Hide In
- Mary Oliver, A Thousand Mornings
- John Koethe, ROTC Kills
- Jim Harrison, Songs of Unreason
Children’s Literature (YA & Middle Grade)
- Sheila O’Connor, Keeping Safe the Stars
- WH Beck, Malcolm at Midnight
- Louise Erdrich, Chickadee
- Kelly Barnhill, Iron-Hearted Violet
Children’s Picture Books
- Loren Long, Otis and the Puppy. Illustrated by Loren Long
- Mary Logue, Sleep Like a Tiger. Illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski
- David LaRochelle, It’s a Tiger. Illustrated by Jeremy Tankard
We hope you enjoyed the wonderful, inspiring awards reception at the trade show last year as we look ahead to another celebration of bookseller favorites at the Heartland Fall Forum in October.