Alibi V.16 No.47 • Nov 22-28, 2007 

Culture Shock

And the Winners Are ...

Nearly a year ago, the New Mexico Book Co-op announced it would hold the first-ever New Mexico Book Awards. Hundreds of submissions and a few paper cuts later, the NMBC and its distinguished panel of scholars, booksellers and librarians announced the winners during an awards banquet on Nov. 9. The event honored New Mexico authors and publishers for their hard work and dedication to the written word and included a presentation of lifetime achievement awards to Rudolfo Anaya and Tony Hillerman. Since we all couldn't attend, the following is a list of a few titles that garnered New Mexico Book Award-winner status. For a complete list, visit here. Congratulations to all the winning wordsmiths!

Best Book

The Death at Awahi[xurl]

By Harold Burton Meyers

Texas Tech University Press

Best Children's Book

Playing Loteria

By Rene Colato Lainez

Northland Publishing

Best Young Adult Book

The Green Glass Sea

By Ellen Klages

Penguin USA-Viking

Best Novel—Historical fiction

Mama Fela's Girls

By Ana Baca

UNM Press