Imagining Geronimo: An Apache Icon in Popular Culture, by William M. Clements, was an award winner at the recent New Mexico Book Association’s Southwest Book Design and Production Awards, featuring cover and jacket design by UNM Press book designer Lila Sanchez.

In addition, three UNM Press books were honored as finalists:

Amiri Baraka and Edward Dorn: The Collected Letters, edited by Claudia Moreno Pisano, featuring the work of Sanchez, was a finalist in the scholarly and technical category.

Sagrado: A Photopoetics Across the Chicano Homeland, by Spencer R. Herrera, Levi Romero and Robert Kaiser, featuring the work of UNM Press book designer Catherine Leonardo, was a finalist in the trade book illustrated category.

Close to Home: Photographs, by Richard S. Buswell, featuring the work of Leonardo, was a finalist in the art and photography category.

The Southwest Book Design Award competition, now in its fourth year, is the only design award exclusively for books published in the Southwestern states. The award recognizes creativity and quality in book design and distinction in production. There were submissions from four states: Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Texas. Categories included trade book illustrated and non-illustrated, art and photography, scholarly and technical, guides, lifestyle, gift book, poetry, young adult and children, graphic and cover and jacket design.

For more information, email UNM Press Publicist Lauren Consuelo Tussing,