Each fall, for the last thirty-two years, literature lovers have gathered to celebrate Nevada’s finest literary voices. The annual Nevada Writers Hall of Fame, presented by the University Libraries, celebrates excellent writing by Nevadans or by those with a connection to the Battle Born state.
This year, for the first time since the inception of the Nevada Writers Hall of Fame, we were unable to gather in person due to pandemic restrictions. However, even a pandemic couldn’t stop us from gathering together to lift up the voices of our many honorees.
If you missed this year’s Nevada Writers Hall of Fame 2020 — The Virtual Version on November 12th, you can still enjoy the program. Below are spotlight recordings of Mike and Hannah Branch performing Bandit Queen and Waddie Mitchell reciting The Sounds a Cowboy Hears. To view the entire line-up of Nevada authors featured in this year’s event, please enjoy the full event recording.