Literary Arts congratulates all of the 2008 Oregon Book Awards finalists.

The winners were announced Sunday night at the Oregon Book Awards.

ANGUS L. BOWMER AWARD FOR DRAMA
Judge: Sherry Kramer

Steve Patterson of Portland, Lost Wavelengths

KEN KESEY AWARD FOR FICTION
Judge: A.M. Homes

Ehud Havazelet of Corvallis, Bearing the Body (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

STAFFORD/HALL AWARD FOR POETRY
Judge: Cornelius Eady

Penelope Scambly Schott of Portland, A Is for Anne: Mistress Hutchinson Disturbs the Commonwealth (Turning Point)

FRANCES FULLER VICTOR AWARD FOR GENERAL NONFICTION
Judge: Deborah Blum

Steven W. Bender of Portland, One Night in America: Robert Kennedy, Cesar Chavez, and the Dream of Dignity (Paradigm Publishers)

SARAH WINNEMUCCA AWARD FOR CREATIVE NONFICTION
Judge: Barbara Sjoholm

Lauren Kessler of Eugene, Dancing with Rose: Finding Life in the Land of Alzheimer’s (Viking Adult)

ELOISE JARVIS MCGRAW AWARD FOR CHILDREN’S LITERATURE
Judge: Jacqueline Woodson

Elizabeth Rusch of Portland, A Day With No Crayons (Rising Moon)

LESLIE BRADSHAW AWARD FOR YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE
Judge: Jacqueline Woodson
The judge declared a tie in this category.

Sara Ryan of Portland, The Rules for Hearts (Viking Juvenile)

Linda Zuckerman of Portland, A Taste for Rabbit (Arthur A. Levine Books)

SPECIAL AWARDS

CHARLES ERSKINE SCOTT WOOD DISTINGUISHED WRITER AWARD
Barry Lopezof Finn Rock

THE STEWART H. HOLBROOK LITERARY LEGACY AWARD
Marlene Howard of Portland

THE WALT MOREY YOUNG READERS LITERARY LEGACY AWARD
Young Writers Associationof Eugene

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