Utah Book Award: Fiction
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.
(2007) Gretta Bitsilly journeys to Arizona in order to convince her post-alcoholic husband to return to their family.
(2006) When Jane packed up her car and decided to head West, she never imagined she would end up in Utah, working at a "Mormon-approved" escort service.
(1999) Terry and Rayne Walker attempt to come to terms with the shattering effects of their 15-year-old son's suicide.
(2010) The murder of a violinist and a premature accusation bring Daniel Jacobus out of retirement and into the sleuthing business.
(2001) After discovering government documents on open-air atomic testing, a Utah rancher attempts to get them into the victims' hands.
(2008) This collection of stories illustrates the lives of the religious faithful against the backdrop of faith-testing disasters.
(2004) Stansbury's collection of stories highlights the ups and downs of marital alliances and domestic relationships gone awry.
(2011) This collection of stories, some from earlier collections and others published for the first time, feature tales of tragedy, redemption, and childhood longing.
(2016) In his debut novel, John Neeleman writes of a young intellectual growing up in Jerusalem just after the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.
(2003) With her erratic mother and younger sister, Colleen Hanley embarks on a cross-country trek to start a new life.
(2009) A father and daughter live quietly in a nature preserve until a backcountry jogger stumbles upon their existence.
(2005) Papanikolas tells the story of the Demas family through three generations as they face changing landscapes and evolving customs.
(2002) Emma, Ann, and Rachel, three of John D. Lee's nineteen wives, narrate this story of frontier life and religious devotion.
(2015) The author tells the story of fictional family, the Bradleys, as each member struggles with their personal doubts, struggles, and wishes.
(2000) A young Greek emigrant establishes a family business which, during three generations' time, slowly poisons the relationships within the family.