Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Oregon Book Award winners announced for 2012

The winners of the 2012 Oregon Book Awards were announced last night in Portland. Here's a list of the winning titles, with links to the WCCLS catalog.

Calvin Coconut: Hero of Hawaii
By Graham Salisbury

Winner of the Eloise Jarvis McGraw Award for Children's Literature
By Emily Whitman

Winner of the Leslie Bradshaw Award for Young Adult Literature
Imperial Japan at Its Zenith: the Wartime Celebration of the Empire's 2,600th Anniversary
By Kenneth J. Ruoff

Winner of the Frances Fuller Victor Award for General Nonfiction
The Shape of the Eye: Down Syndrome, Family, and the Stories We Inherit
By George Estreich

Winner of the Sarah Winnemucca Award for Creative Nonfiction
Curses and Wishes: Poems
By Carl Adamshick

Winner of the Stafford/Hall Award for Poetry
The Sisters Brothers
By Patrick deWitt

Winner of the Ken Kesey Award for Fiction
Footnotes in Gaza
By Joe Sacco

Winner of the Pacific Northwest College of Art Graphic Literature Award
The Chronology of Water: a Memoir
By Lidia Yuknavitch

Winner of the Readers Choice Award
Congratulations to all of the winners! See all of the finalists for the 2012 awards here, and see all of the past finalists here.