Previous Evans Winners

Previous Winners, Evans Biography Award

1983 Leonard J. Arrington. Brigham Young: American Moses. Knopf/Random House

1984 Richard Bushman. Joseph Smith and the Beginning of Mormonism. University of Illinois Press

1984 Linda King Newell and Valeen Tippetts Avery. Mormon Enigma: Emma Hale Smith. Doubleday

1985 Paul Hutton. Phil Sheridan and His Army. University of Nebraska Press

1986 James B. Allen. Trials of Discipleship: The Story of William Clayton, A Mormon. University of Illinois Press

1986 Joseph C. Porter. Paper Medicine Man: John Gregory Bourke and His American West. University of Oklahoma Press

1987 Levi S. Peterson. Juanita Brooks: Mormon Woman Historian. University of Utah Press

1988 Roger D. Lanius. Joseph Smith III: Pragmatic Prophet. University of Illinois Press

1990 William DeBuys and Alex Harris. River of Traps. University of New Mexico Press

1991 Thomas G. Alexander. Things in Heaven and Earth: The Life and Times of Wilford Woodruff. Signature Books

1991 Terry Tempest Williams. Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place. Pantheon Books

1992 Ivan Doig. Heart Earth. Atheneum/Macmillan

1993 Shirley A. Leckie. Elizabeth Bacon Custer and the Making of a Myth. University of Oklahoma Press

1994 LeRoy Ashby and Rod Gramer. Fighting the Odds: The Life of Senator Frank Church. Washington State University Press

1995 Robert Alan Goldberg. Barry Goldwater. Yale University Press

1995 Mary Lythgoe Bradford. Lowell L. Bennion: Teacher, Counselor, Humanitarian. Dialogue Foundation

1996 Jackson J. Benson. Wallace Stegner: His Life and Work. Viking Penguin

1997 Thomas Toone. Mahonri Young: His Life and Art. Signature Books

1998 Valeen Tippetts Avery. From Mission to Madness: Last Son of the Mormon Prophet. University of Illinois Press

1999 Davis Bitton. George Q. Cannon: A Biography. Deseret Book Company

2000 Donald Worster. A River Running West: The Life of John Wesley Powell. Oxford University Press

2001 Sally Zanjani. Sarah Winnemucca. University of Nebraska Press

2002 Ronald O. Barney. One Side by Himself: The Life and Times of Lewis Barney 1808-1894. Utah State University Press

2003 Virginia Kerns. Scenes from the High Desert: Julian Steward ' s Life and Theory. University of Illinois Press

2004 Eva Tulene Watt with assistance from Keith H. Basso. Don ' t Let the Sun Step Over You: A White Mountain Apache Family Life, 1860-1975. University of Arizona Press

2005 Richard Lyman Bushman. Joseph Smith: Rough Stone Rolling. Alfred A. Knopf

2006 Sandra Ailey Petree ed. Recollections of Past Days: The Autobiography of Patience Loader Roxsa Archer. Utah State University Press

2007 Frederick H. Swanson. Dave Rust: A Life in the Canyons. University of Utah Press

2008 Janet Chapman and Karen Barrie. Kenneth Milton Chapman: A Life Dedicated to Indian Arts and Artists. University of New Mexico Press
2009-2010  Matthew J. Grow. "Liberty to the Downtrodden": Thomas L. Kane, Romantic Reformer. Yale University Press.

2011 William M. Adler. The Man Who Never Died: The Life, Times, and Legacy of Joe Hill, American Labor Icon. Bloomsbury USA.

2012 Timothy Egan. Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

2013 Todd M. Compton. A Frontier Life: Jacob Hamblin, Explorer and Indian Missionary. University of Utah Press.

2014 Lily Yuriko Nakai Havey. Gasa Gasa Girl Goes To Camp: A Nisei Youth behind a World War II Fence. University of Utah Press.

2015 Angela Pulley Hudson. Real Native Genius: How an Ex-Slave and a White Mormon Became Famous Indians. University of North Carolina Press

Previous Winners, Evans Handcart Award

1996 Maurine Carr Ward, ed. Winter Quarters: The 1846-1848 Life Writings of Mary Haskin Parker Richards. Utah State University Press

1997 Donna Toland Smart, ed. Mormon Midwife: The 1846-1888 Diaries of Patty Bartlett Sessions. Utah State University Press

1998 Debra Hickenlooper Sowell. The Christensen Brothers: An American Dance Epic. Harwood Academic Publishers

1999 Scott R. Christensen. Sagwitch: Shoshone Chieftain, Mormon Elder, 1822-1887. Utah State University Press

2000 Robert S. McPherson, ed. The Journey of Navajo Oshley: An Autobiography and Life History. Utah State University Press

2001 Eilean Adams. Hell or High Water: James White ' s Disputed Passage through Grand Canyon, 1867. Utah State University Press

2002 Margaret Bell, ed and afterword by Mary Clearman Blew. When Montana and I Were Young: A Frontier Childhood. University of Nebraska Press

2003 Ripley Hugo. Writing for Her Life: The Novelist Mildred Walker. The University of Nebraska Press

2004 Stephen L. Prince. Gathering in Harmony: A Saga of Southern Utah Families, Their Roots and Pioneering Heritage, and the Tale of Atone Prince, Sheriff of Washington County. The Arthur H. Clark Company

2005 Gregory A. Prince and Wm. Robert Wright. David O. McKay and the Rise of Modern Mormonism. University of Utah Press

2006 Kenneth W. Merrell. Scottish Shepherd: The Life and Times of John Murray Murdoch, Utah Pioneer. University of Utah Press

2007 Jedediah Rogers, ed. In the President's Office. Signature Books

2008 William B. Smart. Mormonism's Last Colonizer: The Life and Times of William H. Smart. Utah State University Press
2009-2010  Ronald G. Watt. The Mormon Passage of George D. Watt: First British Convert, Scribe for Zion. Utah State University Press.

2011 Alwin J. Girdner. Diné Tah: My Reservation Days 1923-1939. Rio Nuevo Publishers.

2012 Erin Ann Thomas. Coal in Our Veins: A Personal Journey. Utah State University Press.

2013 Evelyn I. Funda.   Weeds: A Farm Daughter's Lament. University of Nebraska Press.

2015 James M. Aton. The Art and Life of Jimmie Jones: Landscape Artist of the Canyon Country. Gibbs Smith.