Winner & Finalists

Congratulations to the 2018 Vermont Book Award Winner, Martin Philip, for his book, Breaking Bread: A Baker's Journey Home in 75 Recipes.

Martin PhilipMartin Philip is a baker, author and banjoist. His book, Breaking Bread: A Baker’s Journey Home in 75 Recipes (Harper Wave, 2017) was recently awarded the Grand Prize at the New England Book Festival. A native of the Arkansas Ozarks, he is an educator and has traveled internationally to bring baking education and his love of craft to ex-convicts, underserved populations, and recently-landed immigrants. He is a MacDowell Fellow and a graduate of Oberlin Conservatory. (photo credit: Lars Blackmore)

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
Vermont Book Award Coordinator
Faculty, MFA in Writing & Publishing

[email protected]

2018 Finalists

2017 Winner and Finalists

2016 Winner and Finalists

2015 Winner and Finalists

2018 Nominating Committee of Independent Booksellers of Vermont

Bear Pond Books
Claire Benedict, Vermont Book Award Nominating Committee Chair
77 Main St.
Montpelier, VT 05602

Bridgeside Books
29 Stowe Street
Waterbury, VT 05676

Northshire Books
Debbi Wraga
4869 Main Street
Manchester, VT 05255

Phoenix Books
Tod Gross, Manager
191 Bank Street
Burlington, VT 05401

Vermont Book Shop
1473, 38 Main Street
Middlebury, VT 05753

Norwich Bookstore
291 S. Main Street
Norwich, VT 05055