Spur Western Award Winners

2013

With Blood in Their Eyes by Thomas Cobb, for Best Western Long Novel

Tucker's Reckoning by Matthew Mayo, for Best Western Short Novel

The Coyote Tracker by Larry Sweazy, for Best Original Mass Market Paperback

With Golden Visions Bright Before Them: Trails to the Mining West, for Best Western Nonfiction Historical

Desert Reckoning: A Town Sheriff, A Mojave Hermit and the Biggest Manhunt in Modern California History by Deanne Stillman, for Best Western Nonfiction Contemporary

Geronimo by Robert M. Utley, for Best Western Nonfiction Biography

"The Hog Whisperer" by John Mort, for Best Western Short Fiction Story

"Marathoner Louis Tewanima and the Continuity of Hopi Running, 1908-1912" by Matthew Sakiestewa Gilbert, for Best Western Short Nonfiction

2012

Remember Ben Clayton by Stephen Harrigan, for Best Western Long Novel

Legacy of a Lawman by Johnny D. Boggs, for Best Western Short Novel

West Texas Kill by Johnny D. Boggs, for Best Original Mass Market Paperback

The Mormon Rebellion by David L. Bigler and Will Bagley, for Best Western Nonfiction Historical

The Bitter and MR. Brandborg by Frederick H. Swanson, for Best Western Nonfiction Contemporary

George Crook by Paul Magid, for Best Western Nonfiction Biography

The Death of Delgado by Rod Miller and The Deacon's Horse by Clay Reynolds, for Best Western Short Fiction Story

The Alamo, Well Remembered by Paul Andrew Hutton, for Best Western Short Nonfiction

Birdie by Candace Simar, for Best Western Juvenile Fiction

Migrant Mother by Don Nardo, for Best Western Juvenile Nonfiction

Tornado Slim and the Magic Cowboy Hat by Bryan Langdo, for Best Western Storyteller

2011

Last Train from Cuernavaca by Lucia St. Clair Robson, for Best Western Long Novel

Snowbound by Richard S. Wheeler, for Best Western Short Novel

Damnation Road by Max McCoy, for Best Original Paperback Novel

The Killing of Crazy Horse by Thomas Powers, for Best Western Nonfiction Historical

The Frontier of Leisure by Lawrence Culver, for Best Western Nonfiction Contemporary

Wolf: The Lives of Jack London by James L. Hayley, for Best Western Nonfiction Biography

"Bonnie and Clyde in the Backyard" in Glimmer Train by K.L. Cook, for Best Western Short Fiction

"The N Bar N Ranch" in Montana: The Magazine of Western History by Roger Di Silvestro, for Best western Short Nonficition

Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool, for Best Western Juvenile Fiction

Buffalo Bill Cody (Legends of the Wild West) by Ronald A. Reis, for Best Western Juvenile Nonfiction

A Night on the Range by Aaron Frisch and Chris Sheban, for Best Western Storyteller



2010

Echoes of Glory by Robert Flynn, for Best Western Long Novel

Far Bright Star by Robert Olmstead, for Best Western Short Novel

Stranger in Thunder Basin by John D. Nesbitt, for Best Original Paperback Novel

Fort Laramie: Military Bastion of the High Plains by Douglas C. McChristian and Paul L. Hedren, for Best Western Nonfiction Historical

The Secret War in El Paso by Charles H. Harris III and Louis R. Sadler, for Best Western Nonfiction Contemporary

Peg Leg by David C. Humphrey, for Best Western Nonfiction Biography

"At the End of the Orchard" in Hardboiled Magazine by John D. Nesbitt, for Best Western Short Fiction

"Teddy's Ride to Recovery" in Wild West Magazine by Roger Di Silvestro, for Best western Short Nonficition

Hard Winter: A Western Story by Johnny D. Boggs, for Best Western Juvenile Fiction

One Sky Above Us by Nancy Plain, for Best Western Juvenile Nonfiction

Finding Susie by Sandra Day O'Connor and Tom Pohrt, for Best Western Storyteller



2009

Shavetail: A Novel by Thomas Cobb, for Best Western Long Novel

Another Man's Moccasins by Craig Johnson, for Best Western Short Novel

Trouble at the Redstone by John D. Nesbitt, for Best Original Paperback Novel

God's Thunderbolt: The Vigilantes of Montana by Carol Buchanan, for Best First Novel

Hunting the American West by Richard Rattenbury, for Best Western Nonfiction Historical

Full-Court Quest by Linda Peavy and Ursula Smith, for Best Western Nonfiction Contemporary

Frontiersman: Daniel Boone and the Making of America by Meredith Mason Brown, for Best Western Nonfiction Biography

"Cornflower Blue" in Untamed Ink by Susan K. Salzer, for Best Western Short Fiction

"Owen Winster's Paladin of the Plains: The Virginian as a Cultural Hero" by David A. Smith, for Best western Short Nonficition

I Am Apache by Tanya Landman, for Best Western Juvenile Fiction

The Trial of Standing Bear by Frank Keating, Gini Moore Campbell and Mike Wimmer, for Best Western Juvenile Nonfiction

The Wheat Doll by Alison Randall and Bill Farnsworth, for Best Western Storyteller



2008

The God of Animals by Aryn Kyle, for Best Western Long Novel

Tallgrass by Sandra Dallas, for Best Western Short Novel

Hellfire Canyon by Max McCoy, for Best Original Paperback Novel

Night Birds by Thomas Maltman, for Best First Novel

Creating Minnesota by Anette Atkins, for Best Western Nonfiction Historical

Lone Star Lawmen by Robert Marshall Utley, for Best Western Nonfiction Contemporary

Gall: Lakota War Chief by Robert W. Larson, for Best Western Nonfiction Biography

Crucifixion River by Marcia Muller, for Best Western Short Fiction

“Selling the ‘Noble Savage’ Myth" in Kansas History by Joseph B. Herring, for Best western Short Nonficition

Doubtful Canon: A Western Story by Johnny D. Boggs, for Best Western Juvenile Fiction

Sagebrush and Paintbrush by Nancy Plain, for Best Western Juvenile Nonfiction



2007

The Night Journal by Elizabeth Crook, for Best Western Long Novel

The Shape Shifter by Tony Hillerman, for Best Western Short Novel

The Horse Creek Incident by Dusty Richards, for Best Original Paperback Novel

Broken Trail by Alan Geoffrion, for Best First Novel

Blood and Thunder by Hampton Sides, for Best Western Nonfiction Historical

Copper Chorus by Denis Swibold, for Best Western Nonfiction Contemporary

Crazy Horse by Kingsley M. Bray, for Best Western Nonfiction Biography

Commanche Moon by Dusty Richards, for Best Western Short Fiction

Geronimo by Joseph Bruchac, for Best Western Juvenile Fiction

Bleeding Kansas and the Violent Clash Over Slavery in the Heartland by Jeff C. Young, for Best Western Juvenile Nonfiction

Tatanka and the Lakota People by Donald Montileaux, for Best Western Storyteller

Across the High Divide by Laurie Wagner Buyer, for Best Western Poetry



2006

High Country by Willard Wyman, for Best Novel of the West

High Country by Willard Wyman, for Best First Novel

Camp Ford by Johnny Boggs, for Best Western Novel

Dakota by Matt Braun, for Best Original Paperback Novel

Ringside Seat to a Revolution by David Romo, for Best Western Nonfiction Contemporary

Buffalo Bill's America by Louis S. Warren, for Best Western Nonfiction Historical

Chief Joseph by Candy Moulton, for Best Western Nonfiction Biography

Klondike Gold by Alice Provensen, for Best Western Storyteller

The First Americans by Anthony Aveni, for Best Western Juvenile Nonfiction

Black Storm Comin' by Diane Lee Wilson, for Best Western Juvenile Fiction

Voice of the Borderlands by Drum Hadley, for Best Western Poetry



2005

Buy the Chief a Cadillac by Rick Steber, for Best Western Novel

People of the Raven by Kathleen O'Neal Gear, for Best Novel of the West

Vengeance Valley by Richard S. Wheeler, for Best Original Paperback Novel

Field of Honor by D.L. Birchfield, for Best First Novel

Black Kettle by Thom Hatch, for Best Western Nonfiction Biography

Beasts of the Field by Richard Street, for Best Western Nonfiction Historical

The Texas Rangers and the Mexican Revolution by Charles Harris, for Best Western Nonfiction Contemporary

Fire in the Hole by Mary Farrell, for Best Western Juvenile Fiction

Rattlesnake Mesa by Edna Weber, for Best Western Juvenile Nonfiction

A Thousand Miles of Stars by Walt McDonald, for Best Western Poetry

Apples to Oregon by Deborah Hopkinson, for Best Western Storyteller



2004

On A Silver Desert by Ernest Haycox, for Best Western Nonfiction Biography

River of Shadows by Rebecca Solnit, for Best Western Nonfiction Contemporary

One Vast Winter Count by Colin Galloway, for Best Western Nonfiction Historical

Company by Brian Hall, for Best Western Novel

So Wild A Dream by Win Blevins, for Best Novel of the West

The Sergeant's Lady by Miles Swarthout, for Best First Novel

Plain Language by Barbara Wright, for Best Original Paperback Novel

Words West by Ginger Wadsworth, for Best Western Juvenile Nonfiction

In The Eye of the Storm by E. Kimmel, for Best Western Juvenile Fiction

The Star People by S.D. Nelson, for Best Western Storyteller

Wolf Tracks on the Welcome Matt by Paul Zarzyski, for Best Western Poetry



2003

The Chili Queen by Sandra Dallas, for Best Western Novel

Perma Red by Debra Earling, for Best Novel of the West

Oblivion's Altar by David Wilkinson, for Best Original Paperback Novel

Sam Houston by James Haley, for Best Western Nonfiction Biography

Blood of the Prophets by Will Bagley, for Best Western Nonfiction Historical

Dine: A History of the Navajos by Peter Iverson, for Best Western Nonfiction Contemporary

The Big Burn by Jeanette Ingold, for Best Western Juvenile Fiction

Raising La Belle by Mark Mitchell, for Best Western Juvenile Nonfiction

Will Rogers by Frank Keating, for Best Western Storyteller



2002

The Way of the Coyote by Elmer Kelton, for Best Western Novel

The Miracle Life of Edgar Mint by Brady Udall, for Best Novel of the West

Drum's Ring by Richard Wheeler, for Best Original Paperback Novel

American Character by Mark Thompson, for Best Western Nonfiction Biography

Andrew Jackson and His Indian Wars by Robert Remini, for Best Western Nonfiction Historical

Bone Wars by Tom Rea, for Best Western Nonfiction Contemporary

Rockbuster by Gloria Skurzynski, for Best Western Juvenile Fiction

In the Days of the Vaqueros by Russell Freedman, for Best Western Juvenile Nonfiction

The Legend of Strap Buckner by Connie Nordhielm, for Best Western Storyteller

Blood Sister, I am To These Fields by Linda Hussa, for Best Western Poetry



2001

Summer of Pearls by Mike Blakely, for Best Western Novel

The Gates of the Alamo by Stephen Harrigan, for Best Novel of the West

Bound for the Promise Land by Troy Smith, for Best Original Paperback Novel

A River Running West by Donald Worcester, for Best Western Nonfiction Biography

Pacific Destiny by Dale Walker, for Best Western Nonfiction Historical

What You See In Clear Water by Geoffrey O'Gara, for Best Western Nonfiction Contemporary

The Midnight Train Home by Erika Tamar, for Best Western Juvenile Fiction

Stories of Young Pioneers in Their Own Words by Violet Kimball, for Best Western Juvenile Nonfiction

Cindy Ellen by Susan Lowell, for Best Western Storyteller

Western Settings by Red Shuttleworth, for Best Western Poetry



2000

Masterson by Richard Wheeler, for Best Western Novel

Prophet Annie by Ellen Recknor, for Best Novel of the West

Mine Work by Jim Davidson, for Best Original Paperback Novel

A Knight Without Armor by Felix Almaraz, for Best Western Nonfiction Biography

Rush for Riches by J.S. Holliday, for Best Western Nonfiction Historical

The Real Wild West by Michael Wallis, for Best Western Nonfiction Contemporary

Wrango by Brian Burks, for Best Western Juvenile Fiction

The Wild Colorado by Richard Maurer, for Best Western Juvenile Nonfiction

Prairie Train by Antoine O'Flatharta, for Best Western Storyteller



1999

Journey of the Dead by Loren D. Estleman, for Best Western Novel

The All True Travels and Adventures of Lidie Newton by Jane Smiley, for Best Novel of the West

Dark Trail by Hiram King, for Best Original Paperback Novel

Duke by Ronald Davis, for Best Western Nonfiction Biography

The Contested Plains by Elliott West, for Best Western Nonfiction Historical

Devil's Bargains by Hal Rothman, for Best Western Nonfiction Contemporary

Petey by Ben Mikaelson, for Best Western Juvenile Fiction

Cowboy With a Camera by Don Worcester, for Best Western Juvenile Nonfiction

Slim and Miss Prim by Robert Kinerk, for Best Western Storyteller



1998

The Kiowa Verdict by Cynthia Haselhoff, for Best Western Novel

Comanche Moon by Larry McMurtry, for Best Novel of the West

Leaving Missouri by Ellen Recknor, for Best Original Paperback Novel

Death's Deceivers by Lynn Bridgers, for Best Western Nonfiction Biography

El Lano Estacado by John Morris, for Best Western Nonfiction Historical

Big Trouble by J. Anthony Lukas, for Best Western Nonfiction Contemporary

Danger Along the Ohio by Patricia Willis, for Best Western Juvenile Fiction

Rattlesnake Dance by Jennifer Dewey, for Best Western Juvenile Nonfiction

Bootmaker and Elves by Susan Lowell, for Best Western Storyteller



1996

Blood of Texas by Preston Lewis, for Best Western Novel

Sierra by Richard Wheeler, for Best Novel of the West

Potter's Fields by Frank Roderus, for Best Original Paperback Novel

John Wesley Hardin by Leon Metz, for Best Western Nonfiction Biography

Undaunted Courage by Stephen Ambrose, for Best Western Nonfiction Historical

New Westers by Michael Johnson, for Best Western Nonfiction Contemporary

Far North by Will Hobbs, for Best Western Juvenile Fiction

The Life and Death of Crazyhorse by Richard Freedman, Best Western Juvenile Nonfiction

The Worry Stone by Marianna Dengler, for Best Western Storyteller



1995

The Dark Island by Robert Conley, for Best Western Novel

Stone Song by Win Blevins, for Best Novel of the West

Thunder in the Valley by Jim woolard, for Best Original Paperback Novel

General M.G. Vallejo and the Advent of the Americans by Alan Rosenus, for Best Western Nonfiction Biography

Seeking Pleasure in the Old West by David Dary, for Best Western Nonfiction Historical

We are a People in This World by Conger Beasley, for Best Western Nonfiction Contemporary

Indio by Sherry Garland, for Best Western Juvenile Fiction

Camels for Uncle Sam by Diane Yancey, Best Western Juvenile Nonfiction

Dandelions by Eve Bunting, for Best Western Storyteller



1994

St. Agnes' Stand by Tom Edison, for Best Western Novel

The Far Canyon by Elmer Kelton, for Best Novel of the West

Survival by K.C. McKenna, for Best Original Paperback Novel

Hero of Beecher Island by David Dixon, for Best Western Nonfiction Biography

Precious Dust by Paula Marks, for Best Western Nonfiction Historical

Raven's Exile by Ellen Meloy, for Best Western Nonfiction Contemporary

A Trail of Tears by David Fremon, for Best Western Juvenile Fiction



1993

Friends by Charles Hackenberry, for Best Western Novel

Empire of Bones by Jeff Long, for Best Novel of the West

The Gila River by Gary McCarthy, for Best Original Paperback Novel

The Lance and the Shield by Robert Utley, for Best Western Nonfiction Historical

Rivers in the Desert by Margaret Davis, for Best Western Nonfiction Contemporary

Leaving Eldorado by JoAnn Mazzio, for Best Western Juvenile Fiction

Cowboys, Indians, and Gunfighters by Albert Marrin, Best Western Juvenile Nonfiction



1992

Nickajack by Robert J. Conley, for Best Western Novel

Slaughter by Elmer Kelton, for Best Novel of the West

The Golden Chance by T.V. Olsen, for Best Original Paperback Novel

Let Me Be Free by David Lavender, for Best Western Nonfiction

The Hay Meadow by Gary Paulsen, for Best Western Juvenile Fiction

Children of the Dust Bowl by Jerry Stanley, Best Western Juvenile Nonfiction



1991

Journal of Gun Years by Richard Matheson, for Best Western Novel

The Medicine Horn by Jory Sherman, for Best Novel of the West

Rage in Chupadera by Norman Zollinger, for Best Original Paperback Novel

Custer's Last Campaign by John S. Gray, for Best Western Nonfiction

Rescue Josh McGuire by Ben Mikaelsen, for Best Western Juvenile Fiction



1990

Sanctuary by Gary Svee, for Best Western Novel

Home Mountain by Jeanne Williams, for Best Novel of the West

The Changing Wind by Don Coldsmith, for Best Original Paperback Novel

Helen Hunt Jackson by Valerie S. Mathes, for Best Western Nonfiction

Honey Girl by Madge Harrah, for Best Western Juvenile Fiction

Woodsong by Gary Paulsen, Best Western Juvenile Nonfiction



1989

Fool's Coach by Richard Wheeler, for Best Western Novel

Panther in the Sky by James Alexander, for Best Novel of the West

Among the Eagles by G. Clifton Wisler, for Best Original Paperback Novel

The Great Plains by Ian Frazier, for Best Western Nonfiction

My Daniel by Pam Conrad, for Best Western Juvenile Fiction



1988

Mattie by Judy Alter, for Best Western Novel

The Homesman by Glendon Swarthout, for Best Novel of the West

Hoover Dam by Joseph Stevens, for Best Western Nonfiction

In the Face of Danger by Joan Lowry Nixon, for Best Western Juvenile Fiction



1987

Skinwalker by Tony Hillerman, for Best Western Novel

Wanderer Springs by Robert Flynn, for Best Novel of the West

Jessie Benton Fremont by Pamela Herr, for Best Western Nonfiction

The Orphan Train by Joan Lowry Nixon, for Best Western Juvenile Fiction



1986

The Blind Corral by Ralph Robert Beer, for Best Western Novel

Roman by Douglas C. Jones, for Best Novel of the West

Paper Medicine Man by Joseph C. Porter, for Best Western Nonfiction

Make Way For Sam Houston by Jean Fritz, for Best Western Juvenile Fiction



1985

Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry, for Best Western Novel

The Snowblind Moon by John Byrne Cooke, for Best Novel of the West

Phil Sheridan and His Army by Paul Hutton, for Best Western Nonfiction

Prairie Songs by Pam Conrad, for Best Western Juvenile Fiction



1984

Gone the Dreams and Dancing by Douglas C. Jones, for Best Western Novel

Hashknife Cowboy Recollections of Mach Hughes by Stella Hughes, for Best Western Nonfiction

Trapped in Slickrock Canyon by Gloria Skurzynski, for Best Western Juvenile Fiction



1983

Leaving Kansas by Frank Roderus, for Best Western Novel

Sam Bass by Bryan Woolley, for Best Novel of the West

Quarterdeck and Saddlehorn by Carl Briggs, for Best Western Nonfiction

Thunder on the Tennessee by Gary Clifton, for Best Western Juvenile Fiction

1982

Match Race by Fred Grove, for Best Western Novel

Ride the Wind by Lucia St. Clair, for Best Novel of the West

Albuquerque: A Narrative History by Marc Simmons, for Best Western Nonfiction

Before the Lark by Irene Brown, for Best Western Juvenile Fiction



1981

Eye of the Hawk by Elmer Kelton, for Best Western Novel

Aces and Eights by Loren D. Estleman, for Best Novel of the West

Cowboy Culture by David Dary, for Best Western Nonfiction

The Last Run by Mark Harris, for Best Western Juvenile Fiction



1980

The Valiant Woman by Jeanne Williams, for Best Western Novel

Getting There by Susan Hilton, for Best Western Juvenile Fiction



1979

The Holdouts by William Decker, for Best Western Novel

The Apaches by Don Worcester, for Best Western Nonfiction



1978

Riders to Cibola by Norman Zollinger, for Best Western Novel

Pueblo, Hardscrabble, Greenhorn by Janet LeCompte, for Best Western Nonfiction

The No Return Trail by Sonia Levitin, for Best Western Juvenile Fiction



1977

The Great Horse Race by Fred Grove, for Best Western Novel

Swimming Man Burning by Terrence Kilpatrick, for Best Novel of the West

The Cowgirls by Joyce Roach, for Best Western Nonfiction

The Shepherd Watches, the Shepherd Sings by Louis Irigaray, for Best Western Juvenile Fiction



1976

The Spirit Horses by Lou Cameron, for Best Western Novel

The Kincaids by Matt Braun, for Best Novel of the West

The Vanishing Whiteman by Stan Steiner, for Best Western Nonfiction



1975

The Shootist by Glendon Swarthout, for Best Western Novel

Lamy of Santa Fe by Paul Horgan, for Best Novel of the West

Dust of the Earth by Vera Cleaver, for Best Western Nonfiction

Ride 'em Cowgirl by Lynn Haney, for Best Western Juvenile Fiction



1974

A Hanging in Sweetwater by Stephen Overholser, for Best Western Novel

Colonel Green and the Copper Skyrocket by C.L. Sonnichsen, for Best Western Nonfiction

Susy's Scoundrel by Harold Keith, for Best Western Juvenile Fiction



1973

The Time it Never Rained by Elmer Kelton, for Best Western Novel

Burnout Fires by Richard Dillon, for Best Western Nonfiction

Freedom Trail by Jeanne Williams, for Best Western Juvenile Fiction

Red Power on the Rio Grande by Franklin Folsom, for Best Western Juvenile Nonfiction



1972

A Killing in Kiowa by Lewis Patten, for Best Western Novel

The Time of the Buffalo by Tom McHugh, for Best Western Nonfiction

Only Earth & Sky Last Forever by Nathaniel Benchley, for Best Western Juvenile Fiction

The Tiguas by Stan Steiner, for Best Western Juvenile Nonfiction



1971

The Day the Cowboys Quit by Elmer Kelton, for Best Western Novel

Western Life and Adventures by Elliot Barker, for Best Western Nonfiction

The Black Mustanger by Richard Wormser, for Best Western Juvenile Fiction

Lords of the Earth by Jules Loh, for Best Western Juvenile Nonfiction



1970

The Last Days of Wolf Garnett by Clifton Adams, for Best Western Novel

The Buffalo by Francis Haines, for Best Western Nonfiction

Cayuse Courage by Evelyn Lampman, for Best Western Juvenile Fiction

Retreat to the Bear Paw by Marion Place, for Best Western Juvenile Nonfiction



1969

Tragg's Choice by Clifton Adams, for Best Western Novel

The White Man's Road by Benjamin Capps, for Best Novel of the West

Boss Cowman by Nellie Yost, for Best Western Nonfiction

The Meeker Massacre by Wayne Overholser, for Best Western Juvenile Fiction

Conquistadores and Pueblos by Olga Hall-Quest, for Best Western Juvenile Nonfiction

Big With Vengeance by Cecil Snyder, for Best First Novel



1968

Down the Long Hills by Louis L'Amour, for Best Western Novel

The Red Sabbath by Lewis Patten, for Best Novel of the West

Gold Rushes and Mining Camps of the Early American West by Vardis Fisher, for Best Western Nonfiction

Middl'un by Elizabeth Burleson, for Best Western Juvenile Fiction



1967

The Valdez Horses by Lee Hoffman, for Best Western Novel

The Wolf is My Brother by Chad Oliver, for Best Novel of the West

America's Western Frontiers by John Hawgood, for Best Western Nonfiction

Half Breed by Evelyn Lampman, for Best Western Juvenile Fiction

To the Pacific with Lewis and Clark by Ralph Andrist, for Best Western Juvenile Nonfiction



1966

My Brother John by Herbert Purdum, for Best Western Novel

Hellfire Jackson by Garland Roarke, for Best Novel of the West

America's Frontier Heritage by Ray Billington, for Best Western Nonfiction

Valley of the Smallest by Aileen Fisher, for Best Western Juvenile Nonfiction



1965

Sam Chance by Benjamin Capps, for Best Western Novel

Gold in California by Todhunter Ballard, for Best Novel of the West

The Nez Perce Indians and the Opening of the Northwest by Alvin Josephy, for Best Western Nonfiction

The Stubborn One by Rutherford Montgomery, for Best Western Juvenile Fiction



1964

The Trail to Ogallala by Benjamin Capps, for Best Western Novel

Indian Fighter by E.E. Halleran, for Best Novel of the West

Ride a Northbound Horse by Richard Wormser, for Best Western Juvenile Fiction



1963

Follow the Free Wind by Leigh Brackett, for Best Western Novel

Gates of the Mountains by Will Henry, for Best Novel of the West

The Bonanza West by William S. Greever, for Best Western Nonfiction



1962

Comanche Captives by Fred Groves, for Best Western Novel

Great Surveys of the American West by R.A. Bartlett, for Best Western Nonfiction

The Western Horse by Natlee Kenoyer, for Best Western Juvenile Fiction



1961

The Honyocker by Giles Lutz, for Best Western Novel

The Winter War by William Haines, for Best Novel of the West

The Lives and Legends of Buffalo Bill by Don Russell, for Best Western Nonfiction



1960

The Nameless Breed by Will Brown, for Best Western Novel

From Where the Sun Now Stands by Will Henry, for Best Novel of the West

South Pass 1868 by Lola Homsher, for Best Western Nonfiction

The Horse Talker by Jeanne Williams, for Best Western Juvenile Fiction



1959

The Long Run by Nelson Nye, for Best Western Novel

The Buffalo Soldiers by John Prebble, for Best Novel of the West

Day of San Jacinto by Frank Tolbert, for Best Western Nonfiction

Their Shining Hour by Ramona Weeks, for Best Western Juvenile Fiction



1958

Shortcut to Red River by Noel Loomis, for Best Western Novel

The Fancher Train by Amelia Bean, for Best Novel of the West

Cripple Creek Days by Mabel Lee, for Best Western Nonfiction

Steamboat Up the Missouri by Dale White, for Best Western Juvenile Fiction



1957

Buffalo Wagons by Elmer Kelton, for Best Western Novel

Silver Mountain by Dan Cushman, for Best Novel of the West

This is the West by Robert Howard, for Best Western Nonfiction

Wolf Brother by Jim Kjelgaard, for Best Western Juvenile Fiction



1956

High Gun by Leslie Ernenwein, for Best Western Novel

Generations of Men by John Hunt, for Best Novel of the West

Men to Match My Mountains by Irving Stone, for Best Western Nonfiction

Trapping the Silver Beaver by Charles Niehuis, for Best Western Juvenile Fiction



1955

Somewhere They Die by L.P. Holmes, for Best Western Novel



1954

The Violent Land by Wayne Overholser, for Best Western Novel

Journey by the River by John Prescott, for Best Novel of the West

Bent's Fort by David Lavender, for Best Western Nonfiction

Young Hero of the Range by Stephen Payne, for Best Western Juvenile Fiction



1953

Lawman by Lee Leighton, for Best Western Novel

The Wheel and the Hearth by Lucia Moore, for Best Novel of the West

Sagebrush Sorrel by Frank C. Robertson, for Best Western Juvenile Fiction