We have a 2009 National Outdoor Book Award Winner!

We got the news last week, when the 2009 National Book Awards were announced and we saw that William Nealy‘s (destined-to-be-a-classic) Kayak: The New Frontier took home the top prize in the “Classic Category”. It’s a great honor to have this one-of-a-kind book get the recognition we think it deserves. The folks here at Menasha Ridge Press always have fun working with any of William Nealy’s books or posters. The artwork and cartoons are as quirky as they are accurate and instantly recognizable.

Here is what the NOBA site had to say:

It is unfortunate that William Nealy left us so early.  When he died in 2001, he was still young, at the height of his creative genus, and well established as the outdoor world’s most famous cartoonist.  His work was as zany and outrageous as it was smart and insightful.  His best known book is Kayak which sold over 300,000 copies and was translated into five languages.  And now Kayak is back.  Thanks to Menasha Ridge Press, Kayak lives on with the release of a newly updated edition, just in time to entertain a new generation of paddlers.

So, thank you to everyone who participated in this project and congratulations to all the other 2009 National Outdoor Book Award winners.

Travis Bryant
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