While 2020 may be a year we'd all like to leave behind, the one thing we want to celebrate before writing that year off is the 2020 Maine Literary Award Winners! For the entire month of January, every purchase of a winner's title means a 10% donation to Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance, an organization we have had the pleasure and privilege to partner with for many events.
You can learn more about MWPA here and keep an eye on some of our event partnerships for this year:
February 2 - Susan Conley launches LANDSLIDE with Lily King → PREORDER HERE
February 9 - Kate Russo launches SUPER HOST → PREORDER HERE
March 2 - W. S. Winslow launches THE NORTHERN REACH → PREORDER HERE
March 4 - Arisa White launches WHO'S YOUR DADDY → PREORDER HERE
2020 MWPA DISTINGUISHED ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Betsy Sholl for exceptional and steadfast contributions to the Maine literary arts as a poet and teacher.
Book Award for Crime Fiction
Gerry Boyle, Random Act
Book Award for Fiction
Jason Brown, A Faithful but Melancholy Account of Several Barbarities Lately Committed
Book Award for Nonfiction
Jane Brox, Silence
Book Award for Memoir
Maureen Stanton, Body Leaping Backward
Book Award for Poetry
Kristen Case, Principles of Economics
John N. Cole Award for Maine Nonfiction
Michael Norton, Chasing Maine's Second
Book Award for Young People's Literature
Arisa White, Biddy Mason Speaks Up
Book Award for Children's
Charlotte Agell, Maybe Tomorrow?
Book Award for Speculative Fiction
*No award will be given this year.
Book Award for Excellence in Publishing
Scott T. Hanson, Restoring Your Historic House (Tilbury House)
Alan Silken & Cory Silken, Setting Sail in America (Seapoint Books)
Book Award for Anthology
Martha White, ed., E.B. White, On Democracy