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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 state’s 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:

SUBMITTED PHOTOS - Children and Other Wild Animals by Brian Doyle is a finalist in the Oregon Book Awards.

  • Brian Doyle of Lake Oswego, whose “Children and Other Wild Animals” is a finalist for the Sarah Winnemucca Award for Creative Nonfiction; and

    T is for Time written by Marie and Roland Smith of Wilsonville is a finalist in Childrens Literature.

  • Marie and Roland Smith of Wilsonville, for “T is for Time,” a finalist for the Eloise Jarvis McGraw Award for Children’s Literature.

    Doyles Martin Marten is a finalist for the award for Young Adult Literature.

    Graham Salisburys Hunt for the Bamboo Rat is also a finalist in Young Adult Literature.

  • Brian Doyle’s “Martin Marten” and Lake Oswego’s Graham Salisbury’s “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.