Oklahoma Book Awards honor state authors

State authors honored at Oklahoma Book Awards ceremony

BY KAREN KLINKA Published: April 10, 2011
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Muskogee writer David Gerard’s novel about life on a small Missouri farm, told from the viewpoint of a 6-year-old boy, won the fiction award Saturday at the 22nd annual Oklahoma Book Awards at the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame and Jim Thorpe Museum in Oklahoma City.
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AT A GLANCE

Winners of this year’s literary awards

• Children: “Mostly Monsterly,” by Tammi Sauer, of Edmond, and published by Simon & Schuster, New York, N.Y.

• Young Adult : “Portrait of a Generation: the Children of Oklahoma, Sons and Daughters of the Red Earth,” by M.J. Alexander, of Oklahoma City, and published by Southwestern Publishing, Oklahoma City.

• Design: “Building One Fire,” by Carol Haralson, of Sedona, Ariz., and published by the Cherokee Nation, Tahlequah.

• Poetry: “Elegy for Trains,” by Benjamin Myers, of Chandler, and published by Village Books Press, Cheyenne.

• Fiction: “God’s Acres,” by David Gerard, of Muskogee, and published by PenUltimate Press, St. Louis, Mo.

• Nonfiction: “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, of Austin, Texas, and published by Scribner, New York City.

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