TCU Texas Book Award

2024 TCU Texas Book Award Winner:

Ron Tyler, Texas Lithographs: A Century of History in Images

“If you’re searching for an exquisite, illustrated book on Texas history, Ron Tyler’s Texas Lithographs certainly fits the bill. Here’s the catch: This 518-page book is far more than simply a pretty book to display on a coffee table. Tyler’s book is a hybrid of stunning period images and tightly woven sentences that relate the origin story of Texas in a refreshingly new way.”—Wild West Magazine

About the TCU Texas Book Award

The Friends of the TCU Library and TCU Press are co-sponsors of the 2024 TCU Texas Book Award. An award of $5,000 is given to the author of the best book about Texas. Fiction, nonfiction, art, photography and other books will be considered.
Excluded works: juvenile, young adult, drama or film scripts, and self-published works.

The deadline for entries is Wednesday, November 1, 2023.

How to Enter

  • Only one book by any author will be considered.
  • Books must have been published between January 1, 2021, and December 31, 2023 to be eligible for the 2024 award.
  • The winner will be notified by Friday, January 14, 2024.
  • Authors, publishers, agents, or any interested party may make submissions.
  • Each entry must include the entrant's address, phone number, and email.
  • Send three copies of the book to:
    TCU Press
    3000 Sandage
    Fort Worth, Texas 76109
  • Clearly mark the package for the "TCU Texas Book Award.”
  • Books must be postmarked by November 1, 2023, to be eligible
  • No acknowledgement of entries will be sent and books cannot be returned.
  • Works published by TCU Press, or by TCU faculty and personnel, are not eligible for this competition.

The Award

The $5,000 and trophy presentation will be made at a dinner hosted by the Friends of the TCU Library at Texas Christian University on Monday, April 1, 2024. The author of the winning title is expected to attend and deliver remarks.

For more information, please contact Dr. Dan Williams, Director of the TCU Press, by phone at 817-257-5907 or email

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