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Rudolfo Anaya to Receive Western Writers of America’s 2018 Owen Wister Award

ENCAMPMENT, Wyo. – Rudolfo Anaya, whose 1972 novel, “Bless Me, Ultima,” launched his career and esta[...]

2018 Spur Award Winners

TUCSON, Ariz. – David Grann’s “Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FB[...]

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Western Writers of America annually honors writers for distinguished writing about the American West with the Spur Awards. Since 1953 the Spur Awards have been considered one of the most prestigious awards in American literature. Spurs are given for the best western historical novel, best western traditional novel, best western contemporary novel, best short story, best short nonfiction. Also, best contemporary nonfiction, best biography, best history, best juvenile fiction and nonfiction, best drama, best documentary, and best first novel as well as best first nonfiction book. Winners of the Spur Awards in previous years include Larry McMurtry for Lonesome Dove, Michael Blake for Dances With Wolves, Glendon Swarthout for The Shootist, and Tony Hillerman for Skinwalker. The Spur Awards are open to nonmembers as well as members. The 2018 Contest is now closed. Rules for the 2019 contest will be posted on this site in August.

 

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