Author’s latest title selected for a 2016 Kansas Notable Book Award

Author’s latest title selected for a 2016 Kansas Notable Book Award
Notorious Kansas Bank Heists: Gunslingers to Gangsters by Rod Beemer was recently selected by the State Library of Kansas as a 2016 Kansas Notable Book.

For more information, contact:
Cindy Roupe, 785-296-3296

The State Library of Kansas
Announces the 2016 Kansas Notable Books

15 books celebrating Kansas cultural heritage

Topeka, KS — The State Library of Kansas is pleased to announce the 11th annual selection of Kansas Notable Books. The fifteen books feature quality titles with wide public appeal, either written by Kansans or about a Kansas-related topic. The Kansas Notable Book List highlights our lively contemporary writing community and encourages readers to enjoy some of the best writing of the authors among us.

“The Kansas Notable Books Committee considered the eligible books published in 2015. I was delighted to receive the recommended list and make the final decision,” said State Librarian Jo Budler. “Our list is intended to showcase Kansas’ unique talent and history while encouraging residents to visit their library and check out the celebrated titles.”

An awards ceremony will be held at the Kansas Book Festival, on September 10, 2016 at the State Capitol, to recognize the talented Notable Book authors.

Kansas Notable Books is a project of the Kansas Center for the Book, a program of the State Library. Throughout the award year, the State Library promotes and encourages promotion of all the titles on that year’s list at literary events, and among librarians and booksellers.

For more information about Kansas Notable Books,
call 785-296-3296, visit or email .

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