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Finalists announced for 2011 Oklahoma Book Awards

Novelist Rilla Askew is Lifetime Achievement Award Winner for the 2011 Oklahoma Book Awards. Other winners will be announced at a banquet April 9.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: March 18, 2011
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• Design/illustration: “Building One Fire,” designed by Carol Haralson, Sedona, Ariz.; “Proud to be Chickasaw,” designed by Skip McKinstry, Oklahoma City, illustrated by Mike Larsen, Perkins; “Oklahoma National Stockyards,” designed by Doug Miller, Tulsa; “Portrait of a Generation: The Children of Oklahoma, Sons and Daughters of the Red Earth,” designed by Scott O'Daniel, Oklahoma City, photography by M.J. Alexander, Oklahoma City; and “Arena Legacy: The Heritage of American Rodeo,” designed by Tony Roberts and Julie Rushing, Norman, photography by Ed Muno, Oklahoma City.

• Fiction: “Stations West,” by Allison Amend, Pittsburgh, Pa.; “With No Steps to Follow,” by David Allen Barton, Union City; “Cheyenne Madonna,” by Eddie Chuculate, Iowa City, Iowa; “God's Acres,” by David Gerard, Muskogee; “The Insane Train,” by Sheldon Russell, Waynoka; and “Chasing Lilacs,” by Carla Stewart, Tulsa.

• Nonfiction: “Native American Son: The Life and Sporting Legend of Jim Thorpe,” by Kate Buford, Yonkers, N.Y.; “Chickasaw Removal,” by Fuller L. Bumpers, Batesville, Ark., Daniel F. Littlefield Jr. and Amanda L. Paige, Little Rock; “Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture,” edited by Dianna Everett, Edmond, Larry O'Dell, Newcastle, Jon May and Linda Wilson, Oklahoma City; “Deadly Kingdom: The Book of Dangerous Animals,” by Gordon Grice, Somerset, Wis.; “Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History,” by S.C. Gwynne, Austin, Texas; “Race and the University: A Memoir,” by George Henderson, Norman; “Arena Legacy: The Heritage of American Rodeo,” by Richard C. Rattenbury, Oklahoma City; “Luis Ortega's Rawhide Artistry: Braiding in the California Tradition,” by Don Reeves, Edmond, and Chuck Stormes, Calgary, Alberta, Canada; and “Oilfield Trash: Life and Labor in the Oil Patch,” by Bobby D. Weaver, Edmond.

• Poetry: “Spare Parts,” by Ken Hada, Ada; “Umberto Eco Lost His Gun,” by Carol Hamilton, Midwest City; “Elegy for Trains,” by Benjamin Myers, Chandler; “Seeing Rightly with the Heart,” by Howard Stein, Oklahoma City; “Bird Days,” by Sheila Tiarks, Oklahoma City; “Oklahoma Baroque,” by Renata Treitel, Tulsa; and “Oklahoma Cantos,” by Ron Wallace, Durant.