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Literary Arts
Published: 30 January 2018

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.

 

2018 Oregon Book Awards Finalists

 

KEN KESEY AWARD FOR FICTION

Judges: Eowyn Ivey, Shanthi Sekaran, Justin Tussing

 

STAFFORD/HALL AWARD FOR POETRY

Judges: Chris Abani, Laura Kasischke, D.A. Powell

 

FRANCES FULLER VICTOR AWARD FOR GENERAL NONFICTION

Judges: Atossa Araxia Abrahamian, Peter Cozzens, Bridget Quinn

 

SARAH WINNEMUCCA AWARD FOR CREATIVE NONFICTION

Judges: Stephen Church, Alison Hawthorne Deming, Lia Purpua

 

ELOISE JARVIS MCGRAW AWARD FOR CHILDREN'S LITERATURE

Judges: Jessixa Bagley, Bryan Collier, Marisa de Jesús Paolicelli

 

LESLIE BRADSHAW AWARD FOR YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE

Judges: Rachel DeWoskin, Lamar Giles, Jennifer Longo

 

AWARD FOR GRAPHIC LITERATURE

Judges: Hillary Chute, Amy Kurzweil, Kristen Radtke

 

SPECIAL AWARDS:

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.

 

The Stewart H. Holbrook Literary Legacy Award

Tracey Daugherty and Marjorie Sandor of Corvallis

 

The Walt Morey Young Readers Literary Legacy Award

Carmen T. Bernier-Grand of Portland

 

2018 Readers' Choice Award

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.

 

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