Annual Literature Award >> Winners and Nominees >> 2018 Nominees


Nominees for the 2018 Annual Literature Award are:

[Current list]


Ancient Oaks in the English Landscape

by Aljos Farjon. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, 2017.

Are We Pears Yet?

by Miranda Paul; ill. by Carin Berger. Roaring Brook Press, 2017

Bibliography of Natural History Travel Narratives

by A. S. Troelstra. KNNV Publishing, 2016.

Bloom: An Ode to Spring

by Deborah Diesen. Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 2017.

Botanical Shakespeare: An illustrated compendium of all the flowers, fruits, herbs, trees, seeds, and grasses cited by the world’s greatest playwright

by Gerit Quealy; ill. by Sumié Hasegawa-Collins. Harper Design, an imprint of Harper Collins Publishers, 2017.

Botanical Sketchbooks

by Helen Bynum and William Bynum. Princeton Architectural Press, in association with the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, 2017.

The Botany of Empire in the Long Eighteenth Century

ed. by Yota Batsaki, Sarah Burke Cahalan and Anatole Tchikine. Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, 2016. (Dumbarton Oaks Symposia and Colloquia)

Charles Parish: Plant Hunter and Botanical Artist in Burma

by Dudley Clayton. The Ray Society, 2017.

Chinese Medicinal Plants, Herbal Drugs and Substitutes: An identification guide

by Christine Leon and Lin Yu-Lin. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, 2017.

Collecting the World: Hans Sloane and the Origins of the British Museum

by James Delbourgo. The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2017.

Colors of the West: An Artist’s Guide to Nature’s Palette

by Molly Hashimoto. Skipstone, 2017.

Du Iz Tak?

by Carson Ellis. Candlewick Press, 2016.

Eye for detail: Images of plants and animals in art and science, 1500-1630

by Florike Egmond. Reaktion Books, 2017.

Field life: Science in the American west during the railroad era

by Jeremy Vetter. University of Pittsburgh Press, 2016.

Gardens of Court and Country: English Design, 1630-1730

by David Jacques. Yale University Press (Publ. for the Paul Mellon Centre in British Art), 2017.

Get Plants: How to bring green into your life

by Katherine Price. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, 2017.

Global Scientific Practice in an Age of Evolutions, 1750-1850

edi. by Patrick Manning & Daniel Rood. University of Pittsburgh Press, 2017.

Growing a Life: Teen Gardeners Harvest Food, Health, and Joy

by Illène Pevec. New Village Press, 2016.

Growing a Revolution: Bringing Our Soil Back to Life

by David R. Montgomery. W. W. Norton & Company, 2017.

Hedera: The Complete Guide

by Hugh McAllister and Rosalyn Marshall. Royal Horticultural Society, 2017.

The Illustrated History of Apples in the United States and Canada

Daniel J. Bussey; ed. by Kent Whealy. Mount Horeb / JAK KAW Press, LLC, 2016. 7 volumes.

Karl, Get Out of the Garden!: Carolus Linnaeus and the Naming of Everything

by Anita Sanchez; ill. by Catherine Stock. Charlesbridge, 2017.

The Living Jigsaw: The Secret Life in Your Garden

by Val Bourne. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, 2017.

Monarchs and Milkweed: A Migrating Butterfly, a Poisonous Plant, and Their Remarkable Story of Coevolution

by Anurag Agrawal. Princeton University Press, 2017.

Montana’s pioneer botanists: Exploring the mountains and prairies

ed. by Rachel Potter and Peter Lesica. Montana Native Plant Society, 2017.

Out of School and Into Nature: The Anna Comstock Story

by Suzanne Slade; ill. by Jessica Lanan. Sleeping Bear Press, 2017.

People, Plants & Passion: The Story of Ray Halward

by Marie Nagloren Minaker and Alex Henderson. Royal Botanical Gardens (Ontario, Canada), 2016.

Philadelphia Trees : A Field Guide to the City and the Surrounding Delaware Valley

by Paul W. Meyer, Edward Sibley Barnard and David Hewitt; ill. by Catriona Bull Briger. Columbia University Press, 2017.

Sowing Beauty

by James Hitchmough. Timber Press, 2017.

Thomas Walter and his Plants: The Life and Works of a Pioneer American Botanist

by Daniel Ward. New York Botanical Garden, 2017.

Tower Hill: The First Twenty-Five Years, Selective Memories of a Benign Dictator

by John W. Trexler. TidePool Press, 2017.

Visual Voyages: Images of Latin American Nature from Columbus to Darwin

by Daniela Bleichmar. Yale University Press, in association with The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, 2017.

Winter Gardens: Reinventing the Season

by Cédric Pollet. Frances Lincoln, 2017.

Witness Tree: Seasons of Change with a Century-Old Oak

ed. by Lynda Mapes. Bloomsbury, 2017.

Xerophile: Cactus Photographs from Expeditions of the Obsessed

ed. by The Cactus Store. Hat & Beard Press, 2017.


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Please note: Winners have been announced at the 2018 Annual Meeting.

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