Fifty-one years after the founding of the Western Literature Association and Western American Literature, scholarship of the literary West is thriving in both quantity and quality. To honor outstanding, single-author scholarly books on the literature and culture of the American West, the Western Literature Association seeks nominations for the annual Thomas J. Lyon Book Award.
TO QUALIFY FOR THIS AWARD, BOOKS MUST
* have a 2015 publication date
* be an outstanding, single-author, book-length study on the literature and culture of the American West
The past presidents of the Western Literature Association sponsor this award and invite you TO NOMINATE A BOOK FOR THIS AWARD.
You will need to submit a statement of support by June 1, 2016.
Readers who want to nominate a book can send nominations to
Melody Graulich, WLA Awards Coordinator
3200 Old Main Hill
Logan UT 84322-3200
Self-nominating authors and presses, please send books directly to the committee members:
Christine Hill Smith, Chair
26 Cambridge Terr.
Cambridge, MA 02140
114 Hillcrest Loop
Missoula MT 59803
Rebecca M. Lush
Literature and Writing Studies
California State University, San Marcos
333 S Twin Oaks Valley Rd
San Marcos CA 92096
Nominations are due by June 1, 2016
Please contact Melody Graulich for any questions you might have regarding this award.
|2015||Lisa Tatonetti||The Queerness of Native American Literature|
|2014||Christine Bold||The Frontier Club: Popular Westerns and Cultural Power, 1880-1924|
|2013||Annette Kolodny||In Search of First Contact: The Vikings of Vinland, the Peoples of the Dawnland, and the Anglo-American Anxiety of Discovery|
|2012||Daniel Worden||Masculine Style: The American West and Literary Modernism|
|2011||Krista Comer||Surfer Girls in the New World Order|
|2010||John Beck||Dirty Wars: Landscape, Power, and Waste in Western American Literature|
|2009||Tom Lynch||Xerophelia: Ecocritical Explorations in Southwestern Literature|
|2008||Robert McKee Irwin||Bandits, Captives, Heroines, and Saints: Cultural Icons of Mexico's Northwest Borderlands|
|2007||John-Michael Rivera||The Emergence of Mexican America: Recovering Stories of Mexican Peoplehood in US Culture|
|2006||David Dorado Romo||Ringside Seat to a Revolution: An Underground Cultural History of El Paso and Juárez 1893-1923|
|2005||Stephanie LeMenager||Manifest and Other Destinies: Territorial Fictions of the Nineteenth-Century United States (University of Nebraska Press, 2004)|
|2004||Nathaniel Lewis||Unsettling the Literary West: Authenticity and Authorship (University of Nebraska Press, 2003)|
|2003||Audrey Goodman||Translating Southwestern Landscapes: The Making of an Anglo Literary Region (University of Arizona Press, 2002)|
|2002||James M. Cahalan||Edward Abbey: A Life (University of Arizona Press, 2001)|
|2001||Gary Scharnhorst||Bret Harte: Opening the American Literary West (University of Oklahoma Press, 2000)|
|2000||Susan Rosowski||Birthing a Nation: Gender, Creativity, and the West in American Literature (University of Nebraska Press, 1999)|
|1999||Thomas Pilkington||State of Mind: Texas Literature and Culture (Texas A&M University Press, 1998)|
|1998||Andrew Elkins||The Great Poem of the Earth: A Study of the Poetry of Thomas Hornsby Ferril (University of Idaho Press, 1997)|