A prize of $5,000 is given to the author of the best book about Texas

The presentation of $5,000 and a certificate will be made at a dinner hosted by the Friends of the TCU Library at TCU on Thursday, October 17, 2019.

 

The Friends of the TCU Library and TCU Press are co-sponsors of the TCU Texas Book Award. A prize of $5,000 is given to the author of the best book about Texas. Fiction, nonfiction, art, photography, and other books will be considered; juvenile, young-adult, drama, film scripts, and self-published works are excluded. Deadline for entries for 2019 will be May 31, 2019.

 

The award is made on a three-year cycle.

 

To enter, send three copies of the book to TCU Press, 3000 Sandage, Fort Worth, Texas 76109, clearly marked for the "TCU Texas Book Award.” Books must be postmarked by May 31, 2019 to be eligible. Authors, publishers, agents, or any interested party may make submissions. No acknowledgement of entries will be sent, and books cannot be returned. Each entry must include the entrant's address, phone number, and email. Only one book by any author will be considered. Books must have been published between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2018 to be eligible for the 2019 award.

 

Works published by TCU Press, or by TCU faculty and personnel, are not eligible for this competition.

 

The presentation of $5,000 and a certificate will be made at a dinner hosted by the Friends of the TCU Library at TCU on Thursday, October 17, 2019. The author of the winning title is expected to attend and deliver remarks.

 

For more information, please contact Dr. Dan Williams, Director of the TCU Press, at (817) 257-5907 or d.e.williams@tcu.edu.

 

Previous winners of the TCU Book Award include Jeff Guinn for Buffalo Trail: A Novel of the American West (A Cash McLendon Novel) (2016), Rick Bass for A Thousand Deer: Four Generations of Hunting and the Hill Country (2013), S.C. Gwynne for Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History (2011), and Joe Nick Patoski for Willie Nelson: An Epic Life (2009).

 

Friends of the TCU Library was founded in 1972 to encourage understanding and appreciation of the work of the main University Library and its special collections; to build up a greater realization of the importance of the Library to the future development of the University; to attract gifts in the forms of bequests, endowments, books, manuscripts, and other appropriate materials beyond the resources of the Library budget; and to serve as a medium through which friends of the Library may become acquainted and share their enthusiasm for books.