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Vermont Book Awards: A Celebration of Vermont Writers

Live Event
May 4: 7:00 pm

Please join us on Saturday, May 4, 2024, at 7:00pm at the Vermont College of Fine Arts in Montpelier for this year’s Vermont Book Award celebration!


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The Vermont Book Award is now housed at the Vermont Department of Libraries. Supported by a new partnership between Vermont College of Fine Arts, the Vermont Department of Libraries, and Vermont Humanities, the Vermont Book Award is an annual prize for outstanding literature by a Vermont author.

2023 Finalists:

Creative Nonfiction

Brad Kessler – Deep North: Stories of Somali Resettlement in Vermont

Mary Ruefle – The Book

Jeff Sharlet – The Undertow: Scenes from a Slow Civil War



J. Vanessa Lyon  –  Lush Lives

Genevieve Plunkett – In the Lobby of the Dream Hotel

Sandra Simonds – Assia



Michael Dumanis – Creature

Vievee Francis – The Shared World

Leslie Sainz – Have You Been Long Enough at Table

Ellen Bryant Voigt – Collected Poems


Children’s Literature

Kekla Magoon – The Minus-One Club (young adult novel)

M.T. Anderson – Elf Dog and Owl Head (middle grade novel)

Kenneth M. Cadow – Gather (young adult novel)

Dan Nott – Hidden Systems (graphic literature)


Please contact Miciah Gault ( with any questions regarding the Vermont Book Award.


Disability Services

To request a specific accommodation or a reduced price ticket contact us by email at by Friday, April 12.

Vermont Humanities strives to provide accommodations whenever possible. All event locations are ADA accessible.

Hosts and Sponsors

The Vermont Book Awards are hosted by the Vermont College of Fine Arts, the Vermont Department of Libraries, and Vermont Humanities.

The Lead Sponsor is Phoenix Books, with Essential Sponsor support from the Vermont Arts Council.






May 4
7:00 pm
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Vermont Humanities
(802) 262-2626


College Hall
36 College St
Montpelier, VT 05602 United States
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