Winners of the 2019 New Mexico–Arizona Book Awards were announced at a luncheon held Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Tanoan Country Club in Albuquerque. The awards, managed by the New Mexico Book Co-op, honor the best books in New Mexico and Arizona. Titles published by the University of New Mexico Press won three awards:

  • Image to Insight: The Art of William Hart McNichols, by John D. Dadosky, with art by William Hart McNichols | Arts
  • No More Bingo, Comadre!: Stories, by Nasario García | Fiction—Other
  • 60 Short Hikes in the Sandia Foothills, by Tamara Massong | Sports/Recreation

Additionally, a co-publication between the University of New Mexico Press and the School for Advanced Research Press won an award:

  • Aztec, Salmon, and the Puebloan Heartland of the Middle San Juan, edited by Paul F. Reed and Gary M. Brown | Anthropology/Archaeology

Winners were selected from 1,545 books submitted for awards consideration, of which 182 had previously been announced as finalists. According to the New Mexico Book Co-op, entries are “judged by booksellers, librarians, teachers, and book-marketing experts.”

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