2014 Oregon Book Awards Finalists, Fellowships Listed

January 6, 2014
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Literary Arts has announced its finalists for the 27th annual Oregon Book Awards. The winners will be honored at the 27th Oregon Book Awards ceremony on March 17, 2014 in the Gerding Theatre at the Armory, 128 NW 11th Ave., Potland, Oregon. Luis Urrea will host the ceremony, which honors the state's finest accomplishments by Oregon writers who work in genres of poetry, fiction, graphic literature, literary nonfiction, and young readers literature. Tickets for the event can be obtained at: BROWNPAPERTICKETS.COM | 800.838.3006

 

2014 OREGON BOOK AWARDS FINALISTS

KEN KESEY AWARD FOR FICTION

Judge: Alan Cheuse

Ursula K. Le Guin of Portland, The Unreal and The Real: Collected Stories: Volume 1 and 2 (Small Beer Press)

Whitney Otto of Portland, Eight Girls Taking Pictures (Scribner)

Amanda Coplin of Portland, The Orchardist (Harper Perennial)

Roger Hobbs of Portland, Ghostman (Knopf)

STAFFORD/HALL AWARD FOR POETRY

Judge: Kwame Dawes

Jennifer Boyden of Milton-Freewater, The Declarable Future (University of Wisconsin Press)

Matthew Dickman of Portland, Mayakovsky¹s Revolver (Norton)

Andrea Hollander of Portland, Landscape with Female Figure: New and Selected Poems, 1982-2012 (Autumn House Press)

Ralph Salisbury of Eugene, Like the Sun in Storm (The Habits of Rainy Nights Press)

Mary Szybist of Portland, Incarnadine (Graywolf)

FRANCES FULLER VICTOR AWARD FOR GENERAL NONFICTION

Judge: Amanda Vail

C. B. Bernard of Portland, Chasing Alaska (Lyons Press)

William J. Bernstein of Portland, Masters of the Word (Grove Press)

Paul Collins of Portland, Duel with the Devil (Crown Publishers)

R. Gregory Nokes of West Linn, Breaking Chains (OSU Press)   

Martin N. Raitiere of Portland, The Complicity of Friends (Bucknell University Press)

SARAH WINNEMUCCA AWARD FOR CREATIVE NONFICTION

Judge: Ander Monson

Jay Ponteri of Portland, Wedlocked (Hawthorne Books)

Scott Nadelson of Salem, The Next Scott Nadelson (Hawthorne Books)

Elena Passarello of Corvallis, Let Me Clear My Throat (Sarabande Books)

Kim Stafford of Portland, 100 Tricks Every Boy Can Do

(Trinity University Press) 

Sandra Stone of Portland, The Inmost House (Prospect Cove Press)

ELOISE JARVIS MCGRAW AWARD FOR CHILDREN'S LITERATURE

Judge: Anita Silvey

Scott William Carter of Salem, Wooden Bones (Simon & Schuster)

Deborah Hopkinson of West Linn, Knit Your Bit (G.P. Putnam)

Barbara Kerley of Portland, The World Is Waiting for You (National Geographic)

Graham Salisbury of Lake Oswego, Calvin Coconut: Extra Famous (Wendy Lamb Books)

Allen Say of Portland, The Favorite Daughter (Arthur A. Levine)

LESLIE BRADSHAW AWARD FOR YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE

Judge: Benjamin Saenz

Kari Luna of Portland, The Theory of Everything (Philomel Books)

Kelly Moore, Larkin Reed and Tucker Reed of Jacksonville, Amber House (Arthur A. Levine)

Rosanne Parry of Portland, Written in Stone  (Random House)

PACIFIC NORTHWEST COLLEGE OF ART GRAPHIC LITERATURE AWARD

Judge: Jesse Karp

Barry Deutsch of Portland, Hereville: How Mirtka Met a Meteorite (Amulet Books)

Steve Duin and Shannon Wheeler of Portland, Oil and Water (Fantagraphics Books)

Natalie Nourigat of Portland, Between Gears (Image Comics)

Joe Sacco of Portland, Journalism (Metropolitan Books)

Craig Thompson of Portland, Habibi (Pantheon)

SPECIAL AWARDS: In addition to recognizing the finest achievements of Oregon authors in several genres, Literary Arts recognizes individual contributions with the C.E.S. Wood Award, the Stewart H. Holbrook Literary Legacy Award, and the Walt Morey Young Readers Literary Legacy Award.    

The C.E.S. Wood Distinguished Writer Award

Vern Rutsala of Portland

The Stewart H. Holbrook Literary Legacy Award

Vince and Patty Wixon of Ashland

The Walt Morey Young Readers Literary Legacy Award

Ellen Fader of Portland

2014 OREGON LITERARY FELLOWSHIP RECIPIENTS   

Literary Arts is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2013 Oregon Literary Fellowships to writers and to publishers. The judges named eight writers and two publishers to receive grants of $2500.  

WRITERS

Poetry 

Toni Hanner of Eugene, The Friends of the Lake Oswego Library William Stafford Fellowship

Armin Tolentino of Portland, The C. Hamilton Bailey Fellowship

Fiction

Robert Arellano of Talent, The Leslie Bradshaw Fellowship

Sarah Marshall of Portland, Women Writer's Fellowship

Literary Nonfiction

Kristy Athens of Enterprise

Alena Nevarte Nahabedian of Portland, The Walt Morey Fellowship

Drama

Stephanie Golisch of Portland 

Young Readers Literature

Anjie Seewer Reynolds of Ashland, The Edna L. Holmes Fellowship in Young Readers Literature

PUBLISHERS

Calyx of Corvallis
Forest Avenue Press of Portland 

The Oregon Book Awards & Fellowships are sponsored by the Oregon Arts Commission and Oregon Cultural Trust.

Oregonians are passionate about books. And ideas, and great writing. Literary Arts shares this passion. Our mission is to engage readers, support writers, and inspire the next generation with great literature. The programs of Literary Arts include: Writers in the Schools, Oregon Book Awards & Fellowships, Portland Arts & Lectures, and Delve: Readers' Seminars.

For more information about the programs of Literary Arts please contact us at 503.227.2583 or visit literary-arts.org.

 

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