PubWest, a trade association of small- and medium-sized book publishers, has awarded its 2019 Jack D. Rittenhouse Award to Luis Alberto Urrea.
The Rittenhouse Award, established in 1990, honors those who have made an important contribution to the Western community of the book.
“The Jack D. Rittenhouse Award recipients have all made extraordinary contributions to how books are made and sold,” said Bill Fessler, PubWest board president and publisher at American Traveler Press. “For more than twenty-five years, Luis Urrea has spoken about the contemporary West. He has brought us closer to the families and the lives of people who live here. He is a legend, a modern-day Mark Twain. It is a true honor to add Luis Alberto Urrea to the roster of Rittenhouse award winners.”
Urrea will accept the Rittenhouse Award during the PubWest 2019 conference, scheduled Feb. 7–9 in Santa Fe, New Mexi