2020 WINNERS - BILL FISHER AWARD FOR BEST FIRST BOOK: NONFICTION
Watch the following video to see which of the four finalists below won gold, and which won silver.
Beauty and the Beast: California Wildflowers and Climate Change
Authors: Rob Badger and Nita Winter
Publisher: WinterBadger Press
Art and science are seamlessly woven into a stunning coffee table book inspiring hope and action. A thoughtful collaboration of many hearts and minds dedicated to protecting Nature’s beauty.
Norton Buffalo: Band Brother
Author: Kim Smith Miller
Publisher: Turn Point Press
Norton Buffalo: Band Brother documents celebrated harmonica player Norton Buffalo. Author-photographer Kim Smith Miller brings Norton alive through her photographs and remembrances by other musicians.
Reframing Poverty: New Thinking and Feeling About Humanity's Greatest Challenge
Author: Eric Meade
Publisher: Canyon House Press
A provocative book that forces the reader to think deeply about what poverty is, why some people are poor, and what to do about it.
To Imogene, a Flagstaff Love Letter: One Town's Long-Distance Romance with an Iconic Trail Run
Editors: Myles Schrag and Julie Hammonds
Publisher: Soulstice Publishing, LLC
More than 70 contributors from “the running nation” of Flagstaff, Arizona, confide their entertaining, poignant, and transformative encounters with Colorado’s Imogene Pass Run.
Independent Book Publishers Association
Founded to support independent publishers nationwide, the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) leads and serves the independent publishing community through advocacy, education, and tools for success. With over 3,200 members, IBPA is the largest independent publishing association in the U.S. Its vision is a world where every independent publisher has the access, knowledge, and tools needed to professionally engage in all aspects of an inclusive publishing industry.
For more information, visit www.ibpa-online.org.