Awards 1950-1959

Years indicate when annual TIL meetings took place. Until 1955, eligible books were published betweenAugust 1 of the meeting year and the previous August 1. No awards were given in 1954, and beginning in 1955, eligible entries had to be published in the calendar year preceding the annual meeting. 1950 …

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TIL Council 2020-2029

2020-2021 Officers President—Sergio Troncoso, El PasoVice President—Diana López, Corpus ChristiSecretary—William Jack Sibley, San AntonioTreasurer—W.K. (Kip) Stratton, AustinRecording Secretary—Kurt Heinzelman, Austin Councilor Members David Bowles, Rio Grande ValleyCary Clack, San AntonioMarcia Hatfield Daudistel, El PasoBen Fountain, DallasCliff Hudder, The WoodlandsKathryn Jones, Walnut Springs Mary Beth Rogers, DallasCeleste Bedford Walker, Houston 2021-2022…

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TIL Council 2010-2019

2010-2011 President: Darwin Payne, DallasVice President: Fritz Lanham, HoustonSecretary: W. K. (Kip) Stratton, Round RockTreasurer: James Hoggard, Wichita FallsRecording Secretary: Betty Wiesepape, Richardson Councilors:T. Lindsay Baker, Rio VistaTy Cashion, HuntsvilleRobert Compton, GarlandSteve Davis, San MarcosKate Lehrer, Washington, D.C.Frances Neidhardt, ShermanCarmen Tafolla, San AntonioAndrés Tijerina, Austin 2011-2012 President: Darwin Payne, DallasVice…

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Awards 1939-1949

 Years indicate when annual TIL meetings took place. Until 1955, eligible books were published between August 1 of the meeting year and the previous August 1.  1939  Book of the Year (Nonfiction): Apache Gold and Yaqui Silver (Little, Brown, 1939), by J. Frank Dobie.  1940  Book of the Year (Nonfiction): Captain Lee…

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Welcome!

Latest News Congratulations to the 2022 winners of the TIL’s Literary Awards: Heath Dollar, Babette Fraser Hale, Lise Olsen, Rodney Gómez, César L. de León, Nicholas Keefauver Roland, David Bowles and Raúl the Third, Varian Johnson, Divya Srinivasan, David Bowles, Dagoberto Gilb, and Skip Hollandsworth. Celeste Bedford Walker received the TIL’s 2022…

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Awards 1970-1979

1970  Carr P. Collins Award for Best Nonfiction Book ($1,000): No Quittin’ Sense (University of Texas Press, 1969) by C. C. White, as told to Ada Morehead Holland.  Jesse H. Jones Award for Best Fiction Book ($1,000): Beachhead in Bohemia: Short Stories (LSU Press, 1969) by Willard Marsh.  Friends of the Dallas Public…

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Official TIL Press Releases

Responses to Issues November 4, 2021—Response to politically motivated attacks on books across Texas. July 6, 2021—Response to the cancellation of the Forget the Alamo book event at the Bullock Museum. May 21, 2021—Response to Leander ISD’s decision to exclude certain books from all student book clubs. June 5, 2020—Response…

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