Winner & Finalists

Congratulations to the 2018 Vermont Book Award Finalists:

The Bear and the Nightingale (Fiction)
By Katherine Arden

Breaking Bread:
A Baker's Journey Home in 75 Recipes (CNF)
By Martin Philip

Fasting and Feasting: 
The Life of Visionary Food Writer Patience Gray (CNF)
By Adam Federman

Grand Canyon (Children’s Lit, Picture Book)
By Jason Chin

Girl Rising: Changing the World One Girl at a Time 
(Children’s Lit, YA fiction)
By Tanya Lee Stone

Event Boundaries (Poetry)
By April Ossmann

Selected Delanty (Poetry)
By Greg Delanty

2018 Vermont Book Award Panel of Judges

  • Megan Mayhew Bergman
  • Elizabeth Bluemle
  • Hugh Coyle
  • Maria Hummel
  • Elizabeth Powell
  • Alison Prine
  • Aaron Starmer
  • Joy Worland 


Miciah Bay Gault
Program Director, MFA in Writing & Publishing
Editor, Hunger Mountain

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2017 Winner and Finalists

2016 Winner and Finalists

2015 Winner and Finalists

The Vermont Book Award is a new prize created to honor artists with deep connections to the state of Vermont and to draw attention to a state so uniquely suited for creative enterprise.

In keeping with our mission of promoting emerging and established artists, the Vermont Book Award will recognize outstanding poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and children’s literature that is penned by a Vermont writer or by a writer with deep ties to the state of Vermont.