COLORADO BOOK AWARD WINNERPRESS RELEASE13th Annual Colorado Book Award Winners Announced at Awards Gala November 18, 2004Denver-The Colorado Center for the Book (CCFTB), the state affiliate of the Library of Congress, and a program of the Colorado Endowment for the Humanities, announced the winners for the 13th annual Colorado Book Awards in a gala ceremony on Thursday, November 18, 2004, at the Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum, attended by more than 425 people. Governor Owens issued a proclamation calling the day "Colorado Book Awards Day" and commending the CCFTB and the Colorado authors. The keynote speaker was Sir Harold Evans. Harold Evans spoke about his latest book, They Made America-From the Steam Engine to the Search Engine: Two Centuries of Innovators. Evans was publisher of Random House and editor of the London Sunday Times and the Times.The awards are given annually to the Colorado authors of the best books published in the preceding year judged by the Colorado book community. The purpose of the awards is to champion all Colorado authors and to specially honor the winners and to promote their titles throughout Colorado and the nation. Forty-six finalists had been named, and most attended the event. Winners were announced in fourteen categories.