The Richard Harris Awards are funded by a grant from the Harris family. Harris left a notable legacy as a founding member and past president of the New Mexico Book Association, author of many books, a consummate book man, and a mentor to publishers. The Harris Award is presented annually to a book whose outstanding excellence in every measure, in authorship, editorial preparation, design, and influence, is deemed worthy of high honor and recognition.
The recipients are listed below, with two exceptions, which are not currently available on Bookshop.org:
Kiva, Cross, and Crown by John Kessell, the recipient in 2014
Enchantment and Exploitation by William deBuys, the recipient in 2017
The full list is also at Goodreads and on our website.
The New Mexico Book Association: Our members include writers, editors, book coaches, publishers, illustrators, booksellers, book designers, printers, librarians, literacy advocates, publicists, reviewers, and avid readers. Our services include professional development workshops, our Libro newsletter, networking luncheons, awards programs, and opportunities to sell books at book festivals and trade shows.