icon_newspaper.gif The Oklahoman
Sunday, February 22, 2004

Finalists have been selected in the 2004 Oklahoma Book Award competition, with winners to be named at the annual awards dinner March 13 at the Petroleum Club, 100 N Broadway.

These are the finalists:
Fiction —
Janelle Meraz Hooper, “As Brown As I Want: The Indianhead Diaries”; William Bernhardt, “Death Row”; “John Douglas Mille, “The Greek Summer”; Carolyn Hart, “Letter From Home”; M.K. Preston, “Song of the Bones”; Diane Glancy, “Stone Heart: A Novel of Sacajawea”; Voncille Shipley, “This Raw, Red Land”; Alan B. Hollingsworth, “University Boulevard”; and Tim Tingle, “Walking the Choctaw Road.”

Children/young adult — Desiree Morrison Webber, “Bonehead”; Anna Myers, “Flying Blind”; Una Belle Townsend, “Grady’s in the Silo”; Molly Levite Griffis, “The Great American Bunion Derby”; Sharon Darrow, “The Painters of Lexieville”; and Devin Scillian, “S is for Sooner: An Oklahoma Alphabet.”

Design/illustration — “Art Treasures of the Oklahoma State Capitol,” designed by Carol Haralson; “Family Album: A Centennial Pictorial of the Oklahoma Publishing Co.” with Scott Horton as designer and Jim Argo as chief photographer; “How Medicine Came to the People,” illustrated by Murv Jacob; “How Rabbit Lost His Tail: A Traditional Cherokee Story,” illustrated by Murv Jacob; “The Oklahoma Publishing Company’s First Century: The Gaylord Family Story,” illustrated by Jeff Wincapaw; and “S is for Sooner,” illustrated by Kandy Radzinski.

Poetry — Jane Taylor and Judith Tate O’Brien, “By the Grace of Ghosts”; Laura Apol, “Crossing the Ladder of Sun”; Diane Glancy, “The Shadow’s Horse”; and David Biespiel, “Wild Civility.”

Nonfiction — Clyde Ellis, “A Dancing People: Powwow Culture on the Southern Plains”; James Treat, “Around the Sacred Fire: Native Religious Activism in the Red Power Era”; Bob Burke, Betty Crow and Sandy Meyers, “Art Treasures of the Oklahoma State Capitol”; Doris E. Travis and J.R. Morris, “The Days We Danced”; Benjamin L. Alpers, “Dictators, Democracy & American Culture: Envisioning the Totalitarian Enemy 1920s-1950s”; Eric P. Pianka and Laurie J. Vitt, “Lizards: Windows to the Evolution Diversity”; Stanley Hamilton, “Machine Gun Kelly’s Last Stand”; Ron Padgett, “Oklahoma Tough: My Father, King of the Tulsa Bootleggers”; Lynn Musslewhite and Suzanne Jones Crawford, “One Woman’s Political Journey: Kate Barnard and Social Reform, 1895-1930”; Elizabeth Garratt Seay, “Searching for Lost City: On the Trail of America’s Native Languages”; and William T. Hagan, “Taking Indian Lands: The Cherokee (Jerome) Commission, 1889-1893.”

For more information, call 522-8116.