Utah Book Award: Nonfiction
The Utah Book Award began in 1999 and is awarded each year by the Utah Humanities Council. Categories for the award (although not consistent each year) include fiction, nonfiction, poetry, children, and young adult.
(2012/2013) From criminal hotspot to tourist destination, this title details the rich history of one of Utah’s most notorious streets.
(2003) This memoir shares the authorâs experiences in the Vietnam War, as well as the stories of the men with whom he served.
(2002) The author, an artist and naturalist, explores the relationship that turquoise, both the color and the gem, has had with human and natural history.
(2008) The author, a self-proclaimed environmentalist with experience in landownership and development, examines the battle over public lands in the West.
(2009) This title studies the historical, cultural, and spiritual role that the Comb Ridge has had in Utah and the West.
(2007) The life of Dave Rust, a backcountry guide in Utah and Arizonaâs Colorado Plateau area, is examined in this biographical title.
(2005) In this exploration of Utahâs Southwestern bighorn sheep population, the author and naturalist also comments on the dwindling relationship between humans and nature.
(2016) Author Sean Prentiss details his search for the hidden gravesite of environmentalist and writer Edward Abbey, the “Thoreau of the West.”
(2006) France Davis tell the story of his journey from the segregated South to Salt Lake City and the Calvary Baptist Church.
(2001) The history and unique biology of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument is researched in this title, supplemented with panoramic photographs.
(2000) The author explores Hieronymus Boschâs fifteenth-century triptych painting and examines the relationship between its unique imagery with the development of contemporary society.
(2004) When the author inherits part of an 1857 quilt, she is driven to find the other half and share the stories of the LDS women who created it.
(2010) The Fremont culture, which existed from 300-1300 A.D., is explored in this title with photographs and historical evidence that illustrate this complex society.