Celebrating 20 Years of Honoring Better Books for a Better World

“Vision.  Grace.  Hope.  Connection.  Love.  Wisdom.  Magic.

Those are the 7 words I think of when describing Nautilus Book Awards!  By

supporting those qualities, the Awards do much more than honor books - they

lift us all, renew our hope, and inspire us to create a better world.”
~ T.A. Barron, author of The Merlin Saga and Atlantis Rising


Abundant Gratitude

Nautilus Book Awards was ahead of the curve, twenty years ago, when the founders chose to spotlight books that, in addition to excellence in writing, style and presentation, held the intention to be a conscious catalyst for positive change.  Over the past two decades, we have been blessed to witness and celebrate an abundance of award-winning books that bring inspiration, imagination, and new possibilities!

At this auspicious time of Nautilus’ 20th Anniversary Season, we would like to extend sincere congratulations to all our Nautilus award-winning authors and publishers through the years 1997- 2017.  You have planted precious seeds of hope and wisdom to nurture humanity and the planet!  Your work embodies many genres of the writer’s craft, embraces a diverse spectrum of the publishing industry, and has invoked visions for a better future from many states of USA and more than a dozen other nations around the world.

We deeply honor your commitment, insights and talent to birth books that radiate hope - inspire, connect and uplift us - and co-create paths of healing, peace, and justice.

The Nautilus Book Awards will continue to honor authors whose works can help point us in the direction of greater wholeness - from saving the Bonobos to saving ourselves, our communities, and our world in the multitude of ways that are unfolding.

For more specifics about the history of the Nautilus program, see The Nautilus Story.


Thank You

This list of appreciation is not complete without great gratitude to Nautilus Book Awards founder, Marilyn McGuire, for her vision, intention and boundless hard work. She, together with all the committed staff and volunteer team members through the years, have illuminated Better Books for a Better World and brought Nautilus Book Awards to Life.

Heartfelt thanks to the following Authors and Publishers who are named here as emissaries of more than 3,000 persons who have been honored with a Nautilus Award during the past two decades:

  • The Names shown below present a sample of Nautilus Award-Winning authors and publishers from our most recent years. For a fuller presentation of award-winning Names and Books, see Winners Archive.

Note:  Authors are listed alphabetically by Last name. Publishers (in italics), those with “SM” are Small Press (2- 10 books annual, from multiple authors).


Nautilus Emissaries

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AARP Books Division
Bob Abernethy
Cathy Cassani Adams, LCSW
Adam Kadmon Books /Monkfish (SM)
Adams Media /F+W Media
Eben Alexander, MD
Alfred A. Knopf
Laura Allen
Mia Alvar
AMACOM Books (American Mgmt. Assoc.)
Daniel Amen
American Diabetes Association (SM)
Matt and Janabai Amsden
Anil Ananthaswamy
Jeff Anderson

Suzanne Anderson; & Susan Cannon
Laurie Ellen Angus
Annick Press /Canada (SM)
American Psychological Association /Magination Press

Arcade Publishing /Skyhorse (SM)
Angeles Arrien
Jan Arrow
Artisan Books
Ashland Creek Press (SM)
Laura Steward Atchison
Atria Books /Simon & Schuster
Janet Bray Attwood & Chris Attwood
Rebecca Austill-Clausen
Josh Axe, DNM
Paul Axtell

B...

David A Bainbridge
Baker Books
Amy Banks, & Leigh Ann Hirschman
James Baraz, & Michele Lilyanna
Barefoot Books (SM)
Coleman Barks, Translator for Rumi
Brandy Barnes, & Natalie Strand
Maite Baron
T.A. Barron
Julie Barton
Basic Books
Basic Health Publications
Diana Butler Bass
David Batstone
Bear & Co.
Colin Beavan
Carlyn C Beccia
Deni Ellis Bechard
Michael Beckwith
Catherine R. Bell
Shannon Elizabeth Bell
Holly Bellebuono
Audrey D. Benedict, & Joseph K. Gaydos
Jeffrey Bennett
Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Ann Betz, & Karen Kimsey-House
BeyondWords /Atria Books
Kiran Bhatraju
Bibliomotion
Tessa Bielecki

Sharon Blackie
Mike Blanc
Lauren M Bloom, J.D.
Bloomsbury
Blue Rider Press /Penguin RandomHouse
Dr. Lisa M. Bobby
Paul Bogard
Judith Boice
Ed Boland
Jalaja Bonheim, PhD
Juana Bordas
Shannon Borg
Ann Boroch, CNC
Alice Boyes, PhD
Gregg Braden
Braided River /Mountaineers Books 
William F. Brandt Jr.
Regina Brett
Bright Sky Press (SM) 
Alida Brill
Larry Brilliant
Kelly Brogan; with Kristin Loberg
Leslie Brooks
Daniel James Brown
Erica Brown
Brown Books Publishing
Laurie Buchanan
NoViolet Bulawayo
Butler Books
Rhonda Byrne

C...

Garth Callaghan
Fernando T. Camargo
Julia Cameron, with Emma Lively
Cameron & Co. (SM)
Gemma Cannon
Peter Canova
George Cappannelli & Sedena Cappannelli
Fritjof Capra
Capstone
Lenedra Carroll
Joel Carter
Liza F. Carter
Daniel R. Castro
Katie Cavuto
Hae-Kyung Chang
Changemakers /John Hunt Publishing (SM)
Lisa Charleyboy, & MaryBeth Leatherdale
Julie Checkoway
Chelsea Green Publishing
Helen Cherulio
Chiral House /Joshua Tree Publishing (SM)
Sam Chittenden
Van B Choat
Pema Chodron

Deepak Chopra, & Rudolph Tanzi
Erike Christakis
David Christopher
Jeff Chu
EE Kiam Chua; Choo Mui Eng, Wong Tuan Wah
Dawson Church
Holly Clegg; & Gerald Miletelio, MD
Nigel Cliff
Dr. Henry Cloud
Kristin K Collier
Judy Collins
Dina Colman
Columbia University Press
Deanna F Cook
Floyd Cooper
Joseph Cornell
Nicholas Corrin
Andrew Cort
T.L. Costa
Diane Croft
John Dominic Crossan
Hannah Crum; & Alex LaGory
Lee Crutchley
Crystal Clarity Publishers (SM)

D...

Da Capo Lifelong Books
Mada Eliza Dalian
Dancing Dakini Press (SM)
Paul Daugherty
davidji
Wesley C Davidson; & Jonathan L Tobkes
Dawn Publications (SM)
Day Street /HarperCollins
JoAnn Deak, PhD & Terrence Deak, PhD
Illia Delio
Donna DeNomme
Yogi Amrit Desai
Lori Deschene
Stephen Dinan

Rana DiOrio, & Emma Dryden
Rocco DiSpirito
Divine Arts Media (SM)
Norman Doidge
Hilda Downer
Stephanie Dowrick
Sandra Dreis
Julie DuBose
Jake Ducey
Carolee Duckworth, & Marie Langworthy
Heidi DuPree, RN CTN
Zinovia Dushkova; & Alexander Gerasimchuk
Dutton /Penguin RandomHouse

E...

Lori Eanes
Carolyn Eckhert
Earth Aware Editions
Cheryl Eckl
Donna Eden, & David Feinstein
Andres R. Edwards
Amy Ehrlich
Riane Eisler
Joseph Emet
Masaru Emoto
Encante Press (SM)
Debra L Engle

Louise Erdrich
Miranda Esmonde-White
Encante Press (SM)
Debra L Engle
Louise Erdrich
Marty Essen
Essential Publishing Inc. (SM)
George Estreich
M.J. Evans
Richard Paul Evans
Exit Strategy new media (SM)
Experiment Publishing, The (SM)

F...

Lisa Fenn
Becky Feola
Bruce Fife, CN ND
Findhorn Press
David FitzSimmons
Sheila Flaherty
Eileen Flanagan
Robert Flatt
Alison Flowers
ForeEdge /University Press of New England

Jim Forest
Fortress Press
Joel Fotinos
Cary Fowler
Erica Ariel Fox
Matthew Fox
John Francis, PhD
Julie Freyermuth & Virginia Freyermuth
Katrina Fried
Josh Funk

G...

Porter Gale
Janice Gary
Lisa B Gehring
Michael Genhart; & Viviana Garofoli
David Gershon
Cole Gerst
Mohana Gill
Judith Gille
Gingerbread House Books
Natalie Goldberg
Lisa Bear Goldman
Rita Goldner
Daniel Goleman
Amy Goodman

Amy Goye
Linda Graham
Grand Central /Hachette Book Group
Grand Harbor Press
Adam Grant
Jennifer Grayson
Mike Greenberg
Greenleaf Book Group
Greystone Books
Harrison Grey, PhD
David Grinspoon
Maria Noel Groves
Kami Guildner
Michael Gurian

H...

Hachette Book Group
Dieter Hagenbach, & Lucius Werthmuller
Delfy Hall
Elizabeth Hall
Wendy Anderson Halperin
Elizabeth Hall
Rick Haltermann
Allan J Hamilton, MD
Hampton Roads Publishing
Hanford Mead Publishers
Mary Ellen Hannibal
Rick Hanson
Harmony Books
Harper
Harper360
HarperCollins /Amistad
HarperCollins /Dey Street Books
HarperCollins /Ecco
HarperCollins /HarperOne
HarperCollins /HarperElixir
HarperCollins /Harper Wave
HarperCollins /Perennial
HarperCollins /William Morrow
Harper Publishing
Dan Harris
Lisa Ohlen Harris
Addison Hodges Hart
Dr. Carl Hart
Thom Hartmann
Tammi Hartung
Harvard Business Review Press

Harvard Square Editions (SM)
Andrew Harvey
Hay House Publishing
Haymarket Books
HBG
HCI
Healing Arts Press
Maureen Healy
Elizabeth Heaney
Helios Press /Skyhorse Publishing
Mariel Hemingway
Hazel Henderson
Karen Hering
Melany Vorass Herrera
Marc Lamont Hill
Peter Himmelman
Hiraeth Press (SM)
His Holiness the Dalai Lama
George Hodgman
Peggy Holman
Robbie Holtz
Homebound Publications (SM)
Kathy Hoopmann, & J.S. Kiss
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Jean Houston, PhD
Fred Howard
Rebecca Gayle Howell
Yang Huang
Barbara Marx Hubbard
James T Hughes
Human Kinetics

I...

Impact Publishers
Infinite Light Publishing
Sandra Ingerman, & Llyn Roberts

Katherine Ingram
Inner Traditions /Bear & Co.

J...

Dianne Jacob
Luna Jaffe
Andrew Jarvis
Marni Jameson
Jo Ann Jenkins
Steve Jenkins, & Derek Walter
Stephen Jenkinson
Jessica Kingsley Publishers (SM)

Carl Johnson
Rita Marie Johnson
Dr. Sue Johnson
T. Geronimo Johnson
Catherine Ann Jones
Jossey-Bass
Anodea Judith, PhD
Tony Juniper

K...

Ariel & Shya Kane
Priya Rana Kapoor
Mary Karr
Alexandra Katehakis, & Tom Bliss
Dr. Solomon Katz
Mollie Katzen
James J. Kaufman
Sam Keen & Gifford Keen
Gary Keller, with Jay Papasan
Deborah Kennedy
Patrick J. Kennedy, & Stephen Fried
Troy Kent

Kerber Verlag Publishing /Germany
Roma Khetarpal
Barbara Brooks Kimmel, Ed.
James Kingsland
Barbara Kingsolver
Christina Baker Kline
Know Yourself Academy (SM)
David Korten
Davina Kotulski
Bruce Kramer (dec.), with Cathy Wurzer
Kim Krans

L...

Joseph M. Labaki
Lake Union Publishing
Vishen Lakhiani
Linda Lambert
Brad Lancaster
Diane Luby Lane
David K. Langford
J. Drew Lanham
Anna Lappe
Frances Moore Lappe
Linda Lappin
Lark Crafts /Sterling Publishing
Geri Larkin
Missy Lavender, & Jeni Donatelli Ihm
Nancy LeaMond
Iichi Lee
Richard J. Leider, & Alan M. Webber
Richard J. Leider, & David A. Shapiro
Betsy Lerner
Elizabeth Lesser
Clare Walker Leslie
Victor Lethbridge
Joel Levey & Michelle Levey
Josh Levs

Zack Lieberman, & Louis Neubert
Richard A Light
Ronaldo Linares
David J. Linden
Janet Lintala, DC
Lucy Lipiner
Bruce Lipton
Little Pickle Press (SM)
Anna Llenas
Llewellyn
Lodestone /John Hunt Publishing (SM)
Paul Rogat Loeb, PhD
Lon
Boni Lonnsburry
Nadia Lopez; with Rebecca Paley
Shane J. Lopez
Lorian Press (SM)
Lost Coast Press /Cypress House (SM)
Sam Love
Sam Low
Kathy Lowinger
QT Luong
Casey Lyall
Torrey Lystra

M...

Magination Press /American Psychological Assoc.
Marcia Mabee
Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow
Mandala Publishing /InsightEditions
Lynda V. Mapes, with Steve Ringman
Millie Marotta
Alan Marshall
Rea Nolan Martin
Janice Marturano
Ben Masters
Richard Matzkin
Michelle May MD, & Kari Anderson DBH
Jack Mayer
John L. Mayfield, D.C.
Jill McCabe Johnson
Regina E McCarthy; & Sue Dettman
McGraw-Hill
Eileen Day McKusick
Lynne McTaggart
Merry Dissonance Press

Chris Michaels
Milkweed Editions (SM)
Mark Mincolia, PhD
Mindfulness Project, The
MIT Press
Fidelis O. Mkparu
Cynthia D. Moe-Lobeda
Maurice L. Monette
Monkfish Publishing (SM)
Teresa Moorehouse
Gwendolyn Morgan
Morgan James Publishing
Wendy Moss, & Don Moses
Michael Moss
Priscilla L. Moulton & Bethe Lee Moulton
Oriah Mountain Dreamer
Mountaineers Books
Connie Munde
Muse Harbor Publishing (SM)
Caroline Myss

N...

Namaste Publishing (SM)
National Geographic Press
John Neafsey
Mark Nepo
Rivvy Neshama
Katherine Neville
Jackie Newgent, RDN
New Harbinger Publications (SM)
New Page Books /Career Press
New Society Publishers /Canada (SM) 

New World Library
Dr. Theresa Nicassio
Jennifer R Nolan, with Jim Abernethy
Gunilla Norris
North Atlantic Books /Berkeley
Christiane Northrup
Daniel I. Nuchovich, MD
Gary Null, Ph.D.
Diana Nyad

O...

Mary Oak, & Robert Sardello
Vanita Oelschlager
Jenni Ogden
Eleanor O’Hanlon
Kathleen O'Keefe-Kanavos
Darin Olien
James Olson
Orange Palm Publications (SM)
Orbis Books /Maryknoll 

Ronald Orenstein
Origin Press (SM)
Joel Osteen
Natalia O’Sullivan, & Nicola Graydon
Over and Above Creative (SM)
Overcup Press (SM)
Kimi Owens
Owl House /Homebound Publications (SM)
Katherine Ozment

P...

Wayne Pacelle
Erica Palmcrantz, & Susanne Hovenas
Vivek Pandit
Parallax Press
Glenn Parry
Leah Pearlman
Carol S. Pearson
Penney Peirce
Dave Pelzer
Penguin RandomHouse
Tanya Pergola
Dolen Perkins-Valdez
Perigee /Penguin RandomHouse
Permission Media (SM)
Perseus Books Group
Candace Pert
Marilee Peters
Marie-Rose Phan-Le
Chris Kent Phelps, & Cindy Kent

Jan Philips, & Ruth Westreich
Philomel Books /Penguin RandomHouse
Philomel /Penguin Young Readers Group
Daniel Pinchbeck
Paul Polak, & Mal Warwick
Betsy Polk, & Maggie Ellischotas
Lynnda Pollio
Lauren Polly
Dzogchen Ponlop
Christine Porath
Divya Prabha
D.J. Presson
Lori Preusch
Diana Prichard
Kimmell Proctor
Prospecta Press (SM)
Puffin Books /Penguin
Amy Purdy
Katy Pye

Q...

Quality of Life Publishing

Penelope Quest

R...

Radiant Books /Moscow Russia
Dean Radin, PhD
Cortez R. Rainey
Ram Das
Drew Ramsey, MD
Random House Publishing Group
Larry L. Rasmussen
Mark Reinfeld
Elena Reznikova
Barbara Richardson
Jeremy Rifkin
Bo Rinaldi
Larry Robertson
Marie Rodale

Rodale Books
Jacob Rodenburg, & Drew Monkman
Veronica Mary Rolf
Jonathan F P Rose
Todd Rose
Norman E. Rosenthal, MD
Julia Rothman
Rowman & Littlefield
Jennifer Roy
Lauren Rubinstein
Running Press
Josh Ruxin
Liz Mitten Ryan

S...

Steve Sabella
Amelia Saltsman
Michael Samuels, MD & Mary Rockwood
Micah Sanger
Sasquatch Books
Tammi Sauer
Judy Scales-Trent
Schaffner Press (SM)
Donald Scherer; & Carolyn Jabs
John Schlimm
Marilyn Mandala Schlitz, PhD
Michael Schuman
Jan Paul Schutten
Gary E Schwartz, PhD
Harvey Schwartz
Judith D. Schwartz
Stephan Schwartz
Scientific American /Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Carol Scribner
Barbara Seelig-Brown
Paul Selig
September Publishing /Britain (SM)
Simran Sethi
Daniel Shapiro
Norman Shealy, MD, PhD
She Writes Press
Dan Sheehan
Gary Sherman
Vrinda Sheth; & Anna Johansson
Shift Books
Marci Shimoff
Ian Shive
Pedram Shojai
Kayann Short
Heather Shumaker
Susan Shumsky
Bernie S. Siegel, MD
Seth M. Siegel
> Simhananda
David Simon, MD
Simon Pulse /Beyond Words
Kimber Simpkins
Simply Green /Singapore (SM)

Jody Sims
Jacki Skole
Skyhorse Publishing
Anne-Marie Slaughter
Elizabeth Slayton
Dean Sluyter
Hedrick Smith
James Scott Smith
Jeffrey Small
Jeremy N. Smith
Nancy Smith
Tamarack Song
Sounds True
Ana Maria Spagna
David Spangler
Karen Speerstra
Karen Speerstra (dec.), & Herbert Anderson
Susan Spencer-Wendel, with Bret Witter
St Martins Press
Mirabai Starr
Renee Starr
Robert Arthur Stayton
Traci Stein, PhD MPH
Sterling Children's Books
Sterling Epicure
Sterling Publishing
Crystal Stevens
William Stillman
Kathy Stinson, & Dusan Petricic
Sally Stone
Gail D. Storey
Storey Publishing
Gail Straub, illustrated by Carol Zaloom
Bill Streever
Tessa Strickland; & Kate DePalma
Annie Strole
Maggie Stuckey
Ayn Cates Sullivan, illustrated by Belle C. DuGray
Martha Sullivan
Sarah Carolyn Sutton
Radhanath Swami
Emanuel Swedenborg
Jackie Swirsky

T...

TAMU: Texas A&M University
Tarcher /Penguin RandomHouse
TarcherPerigee
Tauton Press
Peggy Taylor, & Charlie Murphy
Della Temple
Terra Nova Books (SM)
Bari Tessler
Texas Tech University Press
Karissa Thacker
Thich Nhat Hanh
Thomas Dunne Books /St Martins
Laurie Ann Thompson

L.D. Thompson
Mary Reynolds Thompson
Nancy M. Thurston
Eckhart Tolle
Richard Torrey
Travelers' Tales (SM)
Wendy Jehanara Tremayne
Catt Tripoli
Tundra
Romal Tune
Turner Publishing
Desmond Tutu
Lynne Twist

U...

Umbrage Addition
University of Minnesota Press (UMP)
University of Nebraska Press 

University of Washington Press
William Ury

V...

Vanita Books (SM)
Kerryn Vaughan
Melanne Verveer, & Kim K. Azzarelli
Viking /Penguin RandomHouse

Edward Viljoen
Vint Virga, DVM
Charles H. Vogl

W...

Abel Walker
Carol Walker
Lauren Walker
Walker & Co Books
Wendy Wallbridge
Neale Donald Walsch
Yudron Wangmo
Melody Warnick
Robert L. Weber, & Carol Orsborn
Susun Weed
Andrew Weil, MD
Jill Mangel Weisfeld
Alan Weisman
David R. Weiss, illustrated by Joan Lindeman
Nancy Weiss, & Jane Raphael
White Cloud Press (SM)
G.A. Whitmore
Leif Whittaker
Judy Wicks
Cindy Wigglesworth
Wiley Publishing

William Morrow /HarperCollins
Cole W Williams
Dennis Paul Williams
Wendy Williams
Marianne Williamson
Lynyetta G. Willis
Robin Wilson
Lauren Winner
Wisdom Publications
Sara Wiseman
Jenna Woginrich
Naomi Wolf
Mark Wolynn
Carolyn Wood
Monica Wood
Darla Woodley
Marjorie H Woollacott
Workman Publishing
Judith Wright; & Bob Wright
N.T. Wright
Wyatt-Mackenzie

Y...

Sara Harvey Yao
Ed Yong

Malala Yousafzai

Z...

Keith Zafren
Mario Alberto Zambrano
Rosamund Stone Zander

Rosemary Zibart
Shoya Zichy, with Ann Bidou
Gary Zukav

THANK YOU to You All!