Utah Book Award

Here, the official announcement of the Utah Book Awards. Coming in second place to Theresa Jordan’s wonderful “meditation on the search for meaning in an ordinary life” is an honor.

2015 Utah Book Award Winners and Finalists


Winner: Princess Wannabe by Leslie Lammle
Finalist: Fairy Tale Christmas by Michael McLean and Scott McLean


Winner: A Song for Issey Bradley by Carys Bray
Finalist: The Bishop’s Wife by Mette Ivie Harrison


Winner: The Year of Living Virtuously: Weekends Off by Teresa Jordan
Finalist: Wild Rides and Wildflowers by Scott Abbott and Sam Rushforth


Winner: The Logan Notebooks by Rebecca Lindenberg
Finalist: like water, like bread by Joyce Webb Kohler


Winner: The Avatar Battle by Chad Morris
Finalist: Strike of the Sweepers by Tyler Whitesides

A couple of photos of the perpetrators:

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About Scott Abbott

Ph.D. in German Literature from Princeton University, 1979. Then I taught at Vanderbilt University, BYU, and Utah Valley State College. At Utah Valley University, I'm Director of the Program in Integrated Studies and former Chair of the Department of Humanities and Philosophy. My publications include a book on Freemasonry and the German Novel, two co-authored books with Zarko Radakovic (published in Serbo-Croatian in Belgrade), and translations of a book by Austrian author Peter Handke and of a catalogue of an exhibit called "The German Army and Genocide." More famously, my children are in the process of creating good lives for themselves: as a model and manager, as a teacher of Chinese language, as a watershed scientist and science writer, as a jazz musician, as a corrections officer, as university students, and as parents. I share my life with UVU historian Lyn Bennett and our yellow dog Blue. Some publications at http://works.bepress.com/scott_abbott/
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4 Responses to Utah Book Award

  1. flowerville says:

    shame you didn’t win. this can be remedied only by one thing: back on to the bike and write a second volume, please please 🙂


  2. alex caldiero says:

    Not too shabby…2nd place…congratz to the both of yous…


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