Current Winners of the Weatherford Award for Best Books about Appalachia Weatherford Award Home Nominations Current Winners Past Winners Click here for the press release Nonfiction Winner 2015 Studying Appalachian Studies: Making the Path by Walking, edited by Chad Berry, Phillip J. Obermiller, and Shaunna L. Scott. Published by University of Illinois Press. Fiction Winner 2015 Trampoline by Robert Gipe. Published by Ohio University Press. Standing over Troublesome Chad Berry, Phillip J. Obermiller, and Shaunna L. Scott, standing over Troublesome Creek by the Hindman Settlement School. Poetry Winner 2015 Fanny Says by Nikole Brown. Published by BOA Editions.