03 Aug

WWA Announces New Leadership

For the first time in Western Writers of America’s 60-plus-year history, two women hold the top executive positions. Sherry Monahan was elected president of the organization, taking office in June, and Candy Moulton has held the executive director’s position since 2011. “It’s an exciting honor that Candy and I are the first two women to

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13 Mar

2014 Spur Awards Announced

ENCAMPMENT, Wyo. – Anne Hillerman’s Spider Woman’s Daughter – which continues the popular mystery series created by her late father, Tony Hillerman – won the 2014 Spur Award for Best First Novel, while Mark Lee Gardner won two Spurs for works dealing with the James-Younger Gang, Western Writers of America has announced. Gardner won in

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31 Jan

2014 Owen Wister Award Winner, Robert J. Conley

Robert J. Conley is the 2014 recipient of the Owen Wister Award for Lifetime Contributions to Western Literature.  The award is given by Western Writers of America as its highest honor and will be presented during the organization’s annual convention in June in Sacramento, Calif. Conley, a member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, is

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26 Feb

2013 Lariat Award

Five Star Publishing Western Writers of America has selected Five Star Publishing to receive the 2013 Lariat Award. This special award is given to those who have achieved distinction in their support of Western Writers of America and the literature of the West. Waterville, Maine-based Five Star, an imprint of Gale, part of Cengage Learning,

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09 Feb

Jory Sherman To Receive 2013 Owen Wister Award

Jory T. Sherman is the 2013 recipient of the Owen Wister Award for Lifetime Contributions to Western Literature.  The award is given by Western Writers of America (WWA) as its highest honor and will be presented during the organization’s annual convention in June in Las Vegas, NV. From his early years as a Beatnik era

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16 May

Loren D. Estleman to Receive 2012 Owen Wister Award

Loren D. Estleman, recognized for both his Western and mystery novels, is the 2012 recipient of the Owen Wister Award for Lifetime Contributions to Western Literature.  The award is given by Western Writers of America (WWA) as its highest honor and will be presented during the organization’s annual convention in June in Albuquerque, NM. The

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16 May

2012 Lariat Award

High Plains Press – Nancy Curtis, Publisher   Western Writers of America has selected High Plains Press, to receive the 2012 Lariat Award. This special award is given to those who have achieved distinction in their support of Western Writers of America and the literature of the West. Proving that neither location nor size affects

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