Authors named Oregon Book Award finalists
Several local authors were announced as being Oregon Book Award finalists. The Oregon Book Awards and Fellowships supports, promotes and celebrates Oregons writers and publishers.
The organization produces the Oregon Book Awards Authors Tour, which connects writers and readers throughout the state with readings, classroom visits and workshops.
Finalists are selected in the genres of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, young readers and graphic literature. Winners will be named at the Oregon Book Awards Ceremony at the Gerding Theater at the Armory in Portland May 17.
Frances Fuller Victor Award for General Nonfiction: R. Gregory Nokes of West Linn for Breaking Chains.
Sarah Winnemucca Award for Creative Nonfiction: Kim Stafford of Portland for 100 Tricks Every Boy Can Do.
Eloise Jarvis McGraw Award for Childrens Literature: Deborah Hopkinson of West Linn for Knit Your Bit; and Graham Salisbury of Lake Oswego for Calvin Coconut: Extra Famous.
A complete list of finalists can be viewed at literary-arts.org/oba-home/.
Tickets to the award ceremony can be purchased online at brownpapertickets.com/event/549623.Add a comment