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Big Year for Society Press Awards


A collage of some of the biggest award-winning Wisconsin Historical Society Press books

It's been another big year for Wisconsin Historical Society Press books, which won a total of 18 regional and national awards in 2011. Press books were nominated as finalists for a number of additional awards. The stand-out book for 2011 has been Wisconsin's Own: Twenty Remarkable Homes by M. Caren Connolly and Louis Wasserman with photography by Zane Williams. The book was generously funded by the Jeffris Family Foundation of Janesville and won 11 awards including:

  • American Association for State and Local History — Award of Merit
  • "ForeWord Magazine" Book of the Year — Gold Award in Home and Garden
  • Midwest Independent Publishers Association — Total Book Design Award
  • Wisconsin Library Association Literary Awards — Outstanding Achievement Award
  • National Indie Excellence Awards — Winner in Architecture
  • PubWest Book Design Awards — Silver in Historical/Biographical
  • Next Generation Indie Book Awards — Grand Prize Winner for Best Design, Winner in Coffee Table Book/Photography, Winner in Best Overall Design
  • Council for Wisconsin Writers — Honorable Mention in Non-Fiction
  • Chicago Book Clinic — Honorable Mention in General Trade, Illustrated category

More Society Press Awards

Other notable winners include People of the Big Voice: Photographs of Ho-Chunk Families by Charles Van Schaick, 1879-1942 by Tom Jones, Michael Schmudlach, Matthew Daniel Mason, Amy Lonetree and George A. Greendeer, picking up top honors from the USA Best Book Awards in the category Photography/ People; Cindy Bentley: Spirit of a Champion by Bob Kann and Caroline Hoffman, a silver medalist in the Moonbeam Children's Book Awards category of Multicultural Non-Fiction/Young Adult; Barns of Wisconsin by Jerry Apps with photography by Steve Apps, winning silver in the Independent Publisher Book Awards for Best Regional Non-Fiction; and A Short History of Wisconsin by Erika Janik, going home with the Wisconsin Historical Society's own Book Award of Merit.

Pick up an award-winning Wisconsin history book today. Visit the Wisconsin Historical Museum's online store for information on these and other great books about Wisconsin history.

:: Posted December 22, 2011

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