Oct 20, 2016, 7:00 pm
Salt Lake City
Wasatch Front Region
VenueSalt Lake City Public Library
210 E 400 S
Salt Lake City , UT 84111-2804
The Utah Book Award was established by the Salt Lake City Public Library to honor exceptional achievements by Utah writers and to recognize outstanding literature written with a Utah theme or setting. In 1999, the first and only award was presented to author Robert Van Wagoner for his novel Dancing Naked. Since then, the categories have been expanded to include fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and literature for children and young adults. This year's prizes will be awarded for books published in 2015. Winners of the 2014 prizes included Leslie Lammle, Carys Bray, Teresa Jordan, Rebecca Lindenberg, Chad Morris
In addition, we are pleased to announce that we are incorporating Artes de Mexico en Utah's presentation of the Sor Juana Prize into the Utah Book Awards this year. Now in its fourth year, the Sor Juana Prize is the first state-wide prize for original writing in Spanish. This year, two prizes will be awarded for a poem written in Spanish by a Utah high school student. One prize will be awarded for a poem by a student whose primary language at home is Spanish, and the other for a student whose primary language at home is other than Spanish.
The reception and ceremony will take place in the 4th floor conference room of the Salt Lake City Public Library.