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TCU Texas Book Award

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                                         For Best Books About Texas
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      The Friends of the TCU Library and TCU Press are co-sponsors of the 2016 TCU Texas Book Award. A prize of $5,000 is given
      to the author of the best book about Texas. Fiction, nonfiction, art, photography and other books will be considered; juvenile,
      young-adult, drama or film scripts, and self-published works are excluded. Deadline for entries is Friday, June 10, 2016.                         Honors &                                    wo TCU Press publications received literary awards

      To enter, send three copies of the book to the TCU Press, 3000 Sandage, Fort Worth, Texas 76109, clearly marked for the “TCU                   New Releases                              T    from the Texas state historical association.
      Texas Book Award.” Books must be postmarked by June 10, 2016 to be eligible. Authors, publishers, agents, or any interested
      party may make submissions. No acknowledgement of entries will be sent, and books cannot be returned. Each entry must                                                                    The Garden of  Eden: The Story of  a Freedmen’s Community
      include the entrant’s address, phone number, and email. Only one book by any author will be considered. Books must have been                                                             in Texas, written by Drew Sanders, is a history of a
      published between January 1, 2013, and December 31, 2015. The winner will be notified by September 9, 2016.                                                                              neighborhood located just minutes from downtown Fort
                                                                                                                                                                                               Worth where freed African-American slaves lived for well
      Works published by TCU Press, or by TCU faculty and personnel, are not eligible for this competition.                                                                                    over a century. Sanders received the Al Lowman Memorial
                                                                                                                                                                                               Prize for best book in Texas county and local history.
      To learn more about the TCU Texas Book Award and to see a list of previous winners go to
      book-award.                                                                                                                                                                              Weird Yet Strange: Notes from an Austin Music Artist, written
                                                                                                                                                                                               by Danny Garrett, one of the most prolific music poster
      The presentation of $5,000 and a certificate will be made at a dinner hosted by the Friends of the TCU Library at TCU on                                                                 artists in Austin in the 70s and 80s, received the Ron Tyler
      Thursday, October 13, 2016. The author of the winning title is expected to attend and deliver remarks.                                                                                   Award for the best-illustrated book on Texas history and
                                                                                                                                                                                               culture. The book includes artwork for musicians Willie
      For more information, please contact Dr. Dan Williams, Director of the TCU Press, at 817-257-5907 or                                                               Nelson and Stevie Ray Vaughn, and iconic venues such as
                                                                                                                                                                                               Armadillo World Headquarters and Antone’s.

      Previous TCU Texas Book Award Winners                                                                                                                                                    NEW RELEASES
                                                                                                                                                                                               Crossing the Line: A Marriage Across Borders, by Linda Valdez
      2013 - Rick Bass
      A Thousand Deer                                                                                                                                                                          The Boar’s Head Festival: A Christmas Celebration by
                                                                                                                                                                                               LaLonnie Lehman

      2011 - S. C. Gwynne
      Empire of  the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of  the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History                                                    The Silent Shore of  Memory, a novel by John C. Kerr

                                                                                                                                                                                               James Hoggard: New and Selected Poems, by James Hoggard
      2009 - Joe Nick Patoski
      Willie Nelson: An Epic Life

                                                                                                                                                                                               TCU Press has traditionally published the history and
      2007 - Timothy Egan                                                                                                                                                                      literature of  Texas and the American West. As the
      The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of  Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl                                                                                                press has grown steadily in stature and in its ability

                                                                                                                                                                                               to bring credit to its parent university over the last
      2005 - Scott Zesch                                                                                                                                                                       sixty years, it has been praised for publishing regional
      The Captured: A True Story of  Abduction by Indians on the Texas Frontier                                                                                                                fiction and for discovering and preserving local
      2003 - Jeff  Guinn
      Our Land Before We Die: The Proud Story of  the Seminole Negro                                                                                                                           TCU Press is also a member of  the Texas Book
                                                                                                                                                                                               Consortium, a collection of  university presses from
      2001 - Stephen Harrigan                                                                                                                                                                  around the state. Book sales and distribution are
      The Gates of  the Alamo                                                                                                                                                                  handled by Texas A&M University Press, the leader
                                                                                                                                                                                               of  the Consortium.

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