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NAUTILUS BOOK AWARDS

Award-Winning Books of our 2015 Season! 

On behalf of all the Nautilus Reviewers, Judges, staff, volunteers, and friends, I am pleased to make the following announcements of our Award Winning books for the 2015 season.  May you enjoy the gifts of these books! 

        ~ In love of reading,
           Mary Belknap, Nautilus Director  

 

There are 162 Gold or Silver Winners this year, including award-winners from 26 States of USA and from 6 other nations – selected from a historic-high number of entries in our thirty-three categories wow!  Such a marvelous collection of wise, compassionate, innovative, some poignant, some funny, and all sincere offerings to the collective Love, Wisdom and Activism to co-create a better world. The staff and volunteers, Reviewers and Judges, all join me in sending congratulations to each of these Authors and Publishers for their tangible contributions to healing our world. 

We also wish to send big THANKS to the many hundreds of Authors who
sent their book as an entry in the 2015 season.  Each book was welcomed with gladness, read with deep care, discussed in review-sessions, and
held in the basket of offerings from Nautilus to the world. We applaud each
of you for contributing to
Better Books for a Better World – and send applause and encouragement to you for the sharing and promotion of your book with many people in the coming year.


There are four extraordinary Award-winning Books that we wish to highlight
in this announcement.

TWO GRAND PRIZE WINNERS FOR THE 2015 NAUTILUS SEASON 

         The Sacred Ego: Making Peace with Ourselves and Our World
                             – Jalaja Bonheim
, author
                             North Atlantic Books /Berkeley, publisher 
                             Gold Award in its category (26 - Social Change)

           "Bonheim approaches the ego as a sacred function worthy of honor and gratitude. With riveting stories from her three decades of work, she guides us into the depths of our collective psyche to pinpoint the real sources of our problems and illuminates our path to wholeness."


         Of Bonobos and Men: A Journey to the Heart of the Congo 
                             – Deni Ellis Béchard, author

                             Milkweed Editions, publisher 
                             Gold Award in its category (15 - Journalism &
                                   Investigative Reporting / Environmental)

             "...We see how partnerships between Congolese and Westerners, with few resources but a common purpose and respect for indigenous knowledge, have resulted in the protection of vast swaths of the Congo rainforest. And we discover how small solutions –found through openness, humility, and the principle that 'poverty does not equal ignorance' – are often most effective in tackling our biggest challenges." 

Each of these two authors will receive a cash prize of $2,500 from Nautilus, in gratitude and recognition for their work in bringing a deeply healing book to all of us. May the radiance of their wisdom, caring, practical recommendations, and community-spirit bring hope and encouragement to thousands of people in many nations. cultures, and species.  


HONORARY AWARDS FOR BEST OF SELF-PUBLISHED AND
BEST OF SMALL PRESS 

         Galloping to Freedom: Saving the Adobe Town Appaloosas  

               HONORARY AWARD FOR BEST OF SELF-PUBLISHED
               and Silver Award in its category (21 –Photography & Art) 

               Carol Walker, author       Painted Hills /Self-published

A gorgeous and meticulous Self-published book to celebrate the work of animal activism and conservation, as well as the thrilling and heart-warming photography of Carol Walker. 

 

         The Divine Art of Dying

               HONORARY AWARD FOR BEST OF SMALL PRESS
               and Gold Award in its category (11 –Death &Dying /Grief &Loss) 

               Karen Speerstra & Herbert Anderson, authors
               Divine Arts Media  (Richmond, CA), publisher

A deeply wise, self-reflective, and sensitive journey in the full living of Karen Speerstra through her process of dying, in conversation with her co-author Herbert Anderson, her friends and family. A transformative and beautifully produced book for persons in all phases of Life passage. 

All four of these special books are truly blessings to everyone who meets them. We salute the authors and publishers of these four Award-Winners.

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Are you ready to dive in and see all of the 2015 Award-Winning Titles, Authors, and Publishers? HERE THEY ARE!

Please note:  Silver Award Winners are listed within each category Alphabetically by the Author's last name.


Below is a statement about the Nautilus Book Awards, what it stands for, and its commitment to excellence.  Our staff has completed a thorough assessment of our program in order to revision and re-imagine our mission to support Better Books for a Better World.  Our core mission remains to celebrate and honor books that support conscious living, green values, high-level wellness, and spiritual growth.

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The Nautilus Awards represents
Better Books for a Better World

Now in its 18th year, this unique book award program has continued to gain prestige with authors and publishers around the world as it seeks, honors, awards and promotes print books that inspire and connect our lives as individuals, communities, and global citizens.

Dedicated to excellence and the highest literary standards, the Nautilus Award assists its winners in getting wider recognition, marketing and exhibiting opportunities, media coverage, industry exposure and enhanced prospects for sales.


W
e look for exceptional literary contributions to spiritual growth, conscious living, high-level wellness, green values, responsible leadership and positive social change as well as to the worlds of art, creativity and inspirational reading for children, teens and young adults.

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Deepak Chopra, M.D.
Caroline Myss
Barbara Kingsolver
Daniel James Brown
Louise Erdrich
Frances Moore Lappe’
Anna Lappe’
Jeremy Rifkin
Hedrick Smith
Eben Alexander, M.D.
Elizabeth Lesser
Marianne Williamson
Peter Canova
Lenedra Carroll
Gail Straub
Thich Nhat Hanh
Jean Houston, Ph.D.
Eckhart Tolle
His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Hazel Henderson
Rhonda Byrne
Robbie Holtz
Riane Eisler
Matthew Fox
Angeles Arrien
Gregg Braden
Christiane Northrup

Joel Osteen
Paul Rogat Loeb, Ph.D.
Mark Reinfeld
Bo Rinaldi
Michael Bernard Beckwith
Thom Hartmann
Amy Goodman
Masaru Emoto
Joel Fotinos
Norman Shealy, M.D., Ph.D.
Bob Abernethy
Dave Pelzer
Simhananda
Liz Mitten Ryan
Andrew Harvey
Andrew Weil, M.D.
John Francis, Ph.D.
Katherine Neville
Desmond Tutu
David Korten
Julia Cameron
Carol Scribner
Marilyn Mandala Schlitz, Ph.D.
T.A. Barron

Lynne McTaggart
Marci Shimoff
Lynne Twist
Gary Zukav
David Simon, M.D.
Mariel Hemingway
Judy Collins
Daniel Pinchbeck
Gary E. Schwartz, Ph.D.
Holly Clegg
Ariel & Shya Kane
David Pelzer
Naomi Wolf
David Batstone
Susun Weed
....and more