Ten UNM Press titles won 2016 New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards this month. Winners were announced at the New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards annual banquet held recently at the Tanoan Country Club in Albuquerque.

The awards are managed by the New Mexico Book Co-op and are judged by a group of librarians, teachers, booksellers, and book marketing experts. The awards honor the best books in New Mexico and Arizona.

UNM Press award winners:

  • Irby Brown: Southwest Landscape Paintings, by Richard Brunson, won for Arts Book
  • A Vision of Voices: John Crosby and The Santa Fe Opera, by Craig A. Smith, won for Biography—New Mexico
  • Finding Abbey: The Search for Edward Abbey and His Hidden Desert Grave, by Sean Prentiss, won for Biography—Other
  • The Haunting of the Mexican Border: A Woman’s Journey, by Kathryn Ferguson, won for Biography—Other
  • Art, Peace, and Transcendence: Réograms That Elevate and Unite, by Paul Ré, won for Philosophy
  • New Mexico 2050, edited by Fred Harris, won for Political Book
  • Spaceshots and Snapshots of Projects Mercury and Gemini: A Rare Photographic History, by John Bisney and J. L. Pickering, won for Science
  • Moonshots and Snapshots of Project Apollo: A Rare Photographic History, by John Bisney and J. L. Pickering, won for Science
  • Lo que mi abuela me dijo / What My Grandmother Told Me: Practical Wisdom from Spanish Proverbs and Sayings, by Maria Paz Eleizegui Weir, won for Spanish Language Book
  • Clovis Caches: Recent Discoveries and New Research, edited by Bruce B. Huckell and J. David Kilby, won for Best Cover Large Format

    In addition, four books distributed by UNM Press were honored with awards:
  • First Coastal Californians (SAR Press), edited by Lynn H. Gamble, won for Anthropology/Archaeology
  • Pure Quill: Photographs by Barbara Van Cleve (SF Design, llc / FrescoBooks), by Susan Hallsten McGarry, won for Arts Book and Best Book—Adult
  • Chasing the Cure in New Mexico: Tuberculosis and the Quest for Health (Museum of New Mexico Press), by Nancy Owen Lewis, won for History Book—New Mexico
  • Taos: Land, People, Spirit (Rose Fredrick Fine Art Publishing), by Barbara Sparks, won for Multi-cultural Subject

For more information visit www.unmpress.com. To view the complete list of winners visit www.nmbookcoop.com.