Nominate the 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards


Tell us your fave local author

Now’s the time to nominate yourself if you are a local published author or nominate YOUR favorite local author for Houston Literary Awards Gala. Nominations will be accepted between now and August 30 as the first part of the competition.

The top 5 Houston area authors that get the most nominations will go head to head in a poll that will run from now through Sept 30, 2019, in which you, the readers, will vote on and ultimately choose the winners, so now’s the time to ask everyone you know to nominate you or your favorite local author!

Right now, anyone can win. But you need to nominate your favorite for them to stand a shot.

Results will be published on Sept. 6, 2019 on our website as well as on Houston Public Library Foundation’s Facebook page.

Vote before the Aug. 30 deadline.

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About Houston Literary Awards Gala


The Houston Literary Awards Gala is the inaugural event celebrating Houston’s accomplished authors. The Houston Public Library Foundation will feature five of the finest local authors in contemporary fiction and nonfiction whose books engage and entertain as well as deepen our understanding of ourselves and the world. The winner of the Reader’s Choice Award will join five of Houston’s finest local contemporary authors whose books engage and entertain us as well as deepen our understanding of ourselves and the world around us. The featured authors at the event are Katherine Center, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, Annetra Piper, Roger Leslie, and Bapsi Sidhwa. The final Reader’s Choice Award Winner will be announced at the Houston Literary Awards Gala to be held on Saturday Oct. 19, 2019 at 7:00 PM in the Julia Ideson Library at 550 McKinney Street, Houston, TX 77002. For more information or to purchase tickets, go here.