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Saturday, October 28, 2017 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

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Author Awards

Official sponsor of the Books by the Banks Author Awards.

Official sponsor of the Books by the Banks Author Awards.

About
Books by the Banks is excited to recognize the best of the best with its 3rd annual Author Awards. These awards are meant to honor the abilities of our wonderful writers and say thank you for making our festival one of the best in the country.

Trophy created for the Books by the Banks Author Awards.

Trophy created for the Books by the Banks Author Awards.

Main Author Awards
The Books by the Banks Author Awards are sponsored by the Scripps Howard Foundation. Books by the Banks authors who are accepted to the festival are automatically considered for the awards. Authors do not need to apply. Winners receive a cash prize, Rookwood Pottery trophy designed for the event, and special recognition at festival and pre-festival reception. A committee of festival organizers and literary professionals selects the award winners.

2016 Winners

  • Best Fiction: Chris Bachelder
  • Best Nonfiction: Jim Obergefell
  • Best Children’s: Loren Long
  • Best Teen: Mindy McGinnis

2015 Winners

  • Best Children’s: Stella by Starlight by Sharon Draper
  • Best Young Adult: All-American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely
  • Emerging Author Award: Friendship of Criminals by Robert Glinski
  • Lifetime Achievement: Andrea Cheng
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2015 Books by the Banks Author Award winners.