The Spur Awards

A group of awards presented annually by the Western Writers of America for distinguished writing about the American West, including fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and film.
Ain’t A Hermit
Ain’t A Hermit
Ain’t A Hermit
Book Winner, Best Western Poem, 2017
Nominees: Floyd Beard
American Serengeti: The Last Big Animals of the Great Plains
American Serengeti: The Last Big Animals of the Great Plains
American Serengeti: The Last Big Animals of the Great Plains
Book Nominee, Best Western Nonfiction Historical, 2017
Nominees: Dan Flores
Ballad of a Basque Sheepherder: Shaniko, Oregon
Ballad of a Basque Sheepherder: Shaniko, Oregon
Ballad of a Basque Sheepherder: Shaniko, Oregon
Book Nominee, Best Western Poem, 2017
Nominees: Matt Schumacher
Black Elk
Book - 2016 Winner, Best Western Biography, 2017
Nominees: Joe Jackson
921 Black
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Comanche Camp at Dawn
Comanche Camp at Dawn
Comanche Camp at Dawn
Book Nominee, Best Western Short Fiction, 2017
Nominees: Johnny D. Boggs
Cowboys & Millionaires: How Teddy Roosevelt’s Rough Riders Bonded as Brothers Before Leaving to Fight in the Spanish-American War
Cowboys & Millionaires: How Teddy Roosevelt’s Rough Riders Bonded as Brothers Before Leaving to Fight in the Spanish-American War
Cowboys & Millionaires: How Teddy Roosevelt’s Rough Riders Bonded as Brothers Before Leaving to Fight in the Spanish-American War
Book Nominee, Best Western Short Nonfiction, 2017
Nominees: Mark Lee Gardner
Diamonds
Diamonds
Diamonds
Book Nominee, Best Western Poem, 2017
Nominees: Ann Sochat
The Earth Is Weeping
The Earth Is Weeping
The Earth Is Weeping The Epic Story of the Indian Wars for the American West By Cozzens, Peter
Book - 2016 Nominee, Best Western Nonfiction Historical, 2017
Nominees: Peter Cozzens
978.02 Co
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Entertaining Women: Actresses, Dancers, and Singers in the Old West
Entertaining Women: Actresses, Dancers, and Singers in the Old West
Entertaining Women: Actresses, Dancers, and Singers in the Old West
Book Nominee, Best Western Juvenile Nonfiction, 2017
Nominees: Chris Enss
Frontier
Paperback - 2016 Nominee, Best Mass-market Paperback Novel, 2017
Nominees: S.K. Salzer
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