Literary Arts is pleased to announce the 2018 Oregon Book Awards finalists.
The Oregon Book Award winners will be announced at the 31st annual Oregon Book Awards ceremony on Monday, April 30 at the Gerding Theater at The Armory. Renée Watson, author of Piecing Me Together, will host the ceremony. Tickets are available at BrownPaperTickets.com.
The Oregon Book Awards honor the finest accomplishments by Oregon writers who work in genres of poetry, fiction, graphic literature, literary nonfiction, and literature for young readers.
Judges: Eowyn Ivey, Shanthi Sekaran, Justin Tussing
Judges: Chris Abani, Laura Kasischke, D.A. Powell
Judges: Atossa Araxia Abrahamian, Peter Cozzens, Bridget Quinn
Judges: Stephen Church, Alison Hawthorne Deming, Lia Purpua
Judges: Jessixa Bagley, Bryan Collier, Marisa de Jesús Paolicelli
Judges: Rachel DeWoskin, Lamar Giles, Jennifer Longo
Judges: Hillary Chute, Amy Kurzweil, Kristen Radtke
In addition to recognizing the finest achievements of Oregon authors in several genres, Literary Arts recognizes individual contributions with the Stewart H. Holbrook Literary Legacy Award and the Walt Morey Young Readers Literary Legacy Award.
Tracey Daugherty and Marjorie Sandor of Corvallis
Carmen T. Bernier-Grand of Portland
Cast your vote in the Readers' Choice Award survey and help your favorite Oregon Book Award finalist win a special honor. The winner will also be announced live at the ceremony on April 30. Vote here.