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

ISBN: 978-1-7331044-0-1

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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

ISBN: 978-1-945448-34-8

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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

ISBN: 978-0-578-42692-1

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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

ISBN: 978-1-7331887-0-8

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More than 70 contributors from “the running nation” of Flagstaff, Arizona, confide their entertaining, poignant, and transformative encounters with Colorado’s Imogene Pass Run.

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