2020 COLORADO BOOK AWARDS — NONFICTION*
*Finalists for General Nonfiction, Creative Nonfiction, and History only.
The Colorado Book Awards annually celebrates the accomplishments of Colorado’s outstanding authors, editors, illustrators, and photographers in 16 categories: anthology/collection, children’s literature, creative nonfiction, general fiction, general nonfiction, history, juvenile literature, literary fiction, mystery, pictorial, poetry, romance, science fiction/fantasy, short story, thriller, and young adult literature. To be eligible for submission, a primary contributor to the book must be a current Colorado resident engaged in ongoing literary work in the state, or with a personal history, identity, and literary work that reflect a strong Colorado influence.
Read more about the Colorado Book Awards and Colorado Humanities, which administers them, at this link: https://coloradohumanities.org/
Winner of the 2020 Reading the West Advocacy Award
Winner of the 2020 Colorado Book Award for Creative Nonfiction
"This is a book for all of us, right now." —Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild
"Riveting...A true-life mix of James Bond, Lawrence of Arabia and 'Casablanca.'"
-The Wall Street Journal
The astonishing untold story of the author's father, the lone American on a four-person team of Allied secret agents dropped into Nazi-occupied France, whose epic feats of irregular warfare proved vital in keeping German tanks away from Normandy after D-Day.
A New York Times Sports and Fitness Bestseller
“The definitive tour through a bewildering jungle of…claims that compose a multibillion-dollar recovery industry.” —David Epstein, best-selling author of The Sports Gene
We had become the land of flickering lights, in which the standard of success was not what we were doing for the next generation of Americans, or to enhance our role in the world, but instead whether we had kept government open for another few minutes."--Michael Bennet
In poetic prose, Forrester navigates leaving a life in one state and picking up in another and repeating the process through various and vast personal, social, and political landscapes.
Literary Nonfiction. Memoir. Poetry. Hybrid Genre.
High Plains Book Award Finalist
Colorado Book Award Finalist
Winner of the prestigious 2020 Spur Award in Biography
This “engrossing” (The Wall Street Journal) national bestseller and true “heartbreaking tale of tragedy and redemption” (Hampton Sides, bestselling author of Ghost Soldiers) reveals how a discovered diary—found during a brutal World War II battle—changed our war-torn society’s perceptions of Japan.