Philosophical Society of Texas Awards of Merit
Philosophical Society of Texas Awards of Merit 2016
For a book of fiction and for a book of non-fiction and for a volume of poetry published in 2015
Publishers are invited to submit fiction and non-fiction and poetry entries for the 2016 Awards of Merit, for books published in 2015. The book must be about Texas OR the author must have been born in or have resided within the boundaries claimed by the Republic of Texas in 1836.
Publishers must submit 4 copies of each book, published in 2015, to be entered. If the book is not about Texas, a statement should accompany the submission regarding the year(s) the author resided in the area claimed by the Republic of Texas in 1836. No other submission form is required. Entries must be received by June 1, 2016.
2016 Award Announcement with Republic of Texas 1836 Map and Boundary Description
The award was expanded this year to include a category for volumes of poetry, in addition to the existing categories of fiction and non-fiction books. This award was established in 2000 and expanded in 2012 to two separate categories, one for fiction and one for non-fiction.
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Award of Merit Winners
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2014 Fiction - Thomas Zigal, Many Rivers to Cross
2014 Non-fiction - Raúl Coronado, A World Not to Come: A History of Latino Writing and Print Culture
2013 Fiction - Ben Rehder, The Chicken Hanger: A Novel, Texas Christian University Press, 2012.
2013 Non-fiction - Jan Reid, Let the People In: The Life and Times of Ann Richards, University of Texas Press, 2012.
2012 Fiction - Gerald Duff, Blue Sabine, Moon City Press, 2011.
2012 Non-fiction - Michael Berryhill, The Trials of Eroy Brown:The Murder Case that Shook the Texas Prison System, University of Texas Press, 2011.
2011 - Dan K. Utley and Cynthia J. Beeman, History Ahead: Stories beyond the Texas Roadside Markers, Texas A&M University Press, 2010.
2010 - Emilio Zamora, Claiming Rights and Righting Wrongs in Texas: Mexican Workers and Job Politics During World War II, Texas A&M University Press, 2009.
2009 - Pekka Hämäläinen, Comanche Empire, Yale University Press, 2008.
2008 - Stephen Fox, The Country Houses of John F. Staub, Texas A&M University Press, 2007.
2007 - Richard B. McCaslin, At the Heart of Texas, 100 Years of the Texas State Historical Association, 1897-1997, Texas State Historical Association Press, 2006.
2006 - Mavis P. Kelsey Sr. and Robin Brandt Hutchinon, Engraved Prints of Texas, 1554-1900. Texas A&M University Press, 2005.
2005 - David La Vere, The Texas Indians, Texas A&M University Press, 2004.
2004 - Randolph B. Campbell, Gone to Texas: A History of the Lone Star State, Oxford University Press, 2003.
2003 - James L. Haley, Sam Houston, University of Oklahoma Press, 2002.
2002 - Hal K. Rothman, LBJ's Texas White House: "Our Heart's Home," Texas A&M University Press, 2001.
2001 - Frank D. Welch, Philip Johnson & Texas, University of Texas Press, 2000.
2000 - Gregg Cantrell, Stephen F. Austin, Empresario of Texas, Yale University Press, 1999.
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