Crown Author David Philipps Wins Colorado Book Award for ALPHA


David Philipps, Photo © Michael Ciaglo

The 2022 Colorado Book Awards winners were announced on Saturday, June 25, at a celebration in Denver, with David Philipps’ ALPHA: Eddie Gallagher and the War for the Soul of the Navy SEALs (Crown) winning in the Biography category. The Colorado Book Awards recognize outstanding contributions by Colorado authors, editors, and illustrators in 15 categories for titles published in the prior year.

Over 100 attendees gathered to celebrate Colorado’s best literature published in 2021, buy books, and meet the authors. Colorado Humanities Board Chair Taffy Lee and sponsor Unite for Literacy presented the awards, which were co-sponsored by The Colorado Sun in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Library of Congress Center for the Book, the Bookies Bookstore, and BookBar.

“Colorado is rich with outstanding writers in every genre. Every year we are more impressed with the quality of Colorado Book Award entries. It is our honor to review the annual submissions and recognize Colorado’s authors,” said Colorado Humanities Executive Director Margaret Coval.

Our congratulations to Mr. Philipps, his editor, Kevin Doughton, and everyone at Crown.

For more details about this year’s awards and the rest of the Colorado Book Awards winners, click here.

Posted: June 30, 2022