Oregon Book Award finalists named
Writers from Lake Oswego, Wilsonville included in esteemed list
Literary Arts has announced the finalists in the 2016 Oregon Book Awards and Literary Fellowship recipients.
The winners will be announced in a ceremony April 11 at the Gerding Theater at the Armory in Portland.
Heidi Durrow, author of The Girl Who Fell from the Sky, will host the ceremony. Tickets are available online from brownpapertickets.com.
The Oregon Book Awards and Fellowships honor the states finest accomplishments by Oregon writers who work in genres of poetry, fiction, drama, literary nonfiction and literature for young readers.
Local authors who are finalists include:
Brian Doyle of Lake Oswego, whose Children and Other Wild Animals is a finalist for the Sarah Winnemucca Award for Creative Nonfiction; and
Marie and Roland Smith of Wilsonville, for T is for Time, a finalist for the Eloise Jarvis McGraw Award for Childrens Literature.
Brian Doyles Martin Marten and Lake Oswegos Graham Salisburys Hunt for the Bamboo Rat are finalists for the Leslie Bradshaw Award for Young Adult Literature.
Local writers receiving Fellowships include poet Cindy Williams Gutierrez of Oregon City, honored with the Writer of Color Fellowship, and Denver David Robinson of Portland, who received The Friends of the Lake Oswego Library William Stafford Fellowship for Literary Nonfiction.
For more information about the Oregon Book Awards and Fellowship programs, visit literary-arts.org.