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Anne honored with Frank Waters Award

Best-selling mystery writer Anne Hillerman has been named the 2019 recipient of the Frank Waters Award by the Friends of the Pikes Peak Library District. The award is given annually for literary excellence. Hillerman, daughter of the late Southwest mystery writer Tony Hillerman, has written books on the food and gardens of Santa Fe, as well as travel guides to her city. She also continued the popular New Mexico mystery series popularized by her father. Tony Hillerman was a Frank Waters honoree in 1998.

The Frank Waters Award is named for the late Frank Waters, a Colorado Springs native and multiple Nobel Prize nominee, who wrote about Colorado and the West, and particularly about its native peoples. His books include “Pikes Peak”, “The Man Who Killed the Deer” and “Woman at Otowi Crossing”, among others.

(To read an interview about the award with Anne click here.

Praise for Anne Hillerman

“In sum, Cave of Bones is a success. It’s an enjoyable and entertaining novel that takes us once again into a landscape and a culture we’ve learned to appreciate on many levels. It’s easy to read, it pleases the sensibilities, and it answers our earlier question nicely—this fictional universe now belongs firmly in the hands of Anne Hillerman.” — NY Journal of Books

“With a background of tribal law and custom, Anne Hillerman ties up multiple subplots in concise prose, evoking the beauty of the desert and building suspense to a perilous climax. Tony would be proud.” — Booklist

“Hillerman uses the southwestern setting as effectively as her late father did while skillfully combining Native American lore with present-day social issues.”  — Publishers Weekly

“Hillerman seamlessly blends tribal lore and custom into a well-directed plot, continuing in the spirit of her late father, Tony, by keeping his characters (like Chee) in the mix, but still establishing Manuelito as the main player in what has become a fine legacy series.” — Booklist

 

“A worthy continuation of Tony Hillerman’s Leaphorn & Chee series. Anne ably returns to Navajo Country in a colorful mystery that is both fascinating and vividly compelling.” — David Morrell, New York Times bestselling author of Murder as a Fine Art and many other novels

“Hillerman fans, rejoice! Anne captures the feel of her father’s books, the wonderful understanding of a place and a people that made his so popular, and she has an ear for his unique voice. It’s a remarkable accomplishment.” — Charles Todd bestselling author and Agatha Award winner.

“The Tale Teller is more than just a police procedural set in the Southwest, it’s a reading experience not to be missed. Anne Hillerman has reached a new level of storytelling in this one, and she deserves recognition as one of the finest mystery authors currently working in the genre.” —New York Journal of Books

“Anne’s voice is exceptional, the tool of a natural storyteller.” —NewsOK

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