Here is a list of titles that have been submitted to the 2016 Oregon Book Awards:

FICTION
A Light in the Wilderness by Jane Kirkpatrick
Baby’s On Fire by Liz Prato
Brailing for Wile by James Zerndt
The Brightwood Stillness by Mark R. Pomeroy
Burying Betty Lee Berto by Wendy Madar
Carry the Sky by Kate Gray
Crooked River by Valerie Geary
Deadly Desires at Honeychurch Hall by Hannah Dennison
Denali by Tyler Blackthorne
Dirt by Scott James
Discomfort by Evelyn Hampton
Double Duplicity: A Shandra Higheagle Mystery by Paty Jager
Down the Amazon by John Hall
Earth by Caroline Allen
Ever After by Anita Sullivan
Falling From Horses by Molly Gloss
Fallon’s Orphans by Bill Kroger
Flings by Justin Taylor
Forever the Road by Anthony St. Clair
Freaks I’ve Met by Donald Jans
Gideon’s Children by Howard Franklin
Goodhouse by Peyton Marshall
The Great Birthright by Matt Love
Green Ridge by Kris Lockard
Grog Wars by Anne Sweazy-Kulju
A Habit of Mind by Jim Newman
Hagridden by Samuel Snoek-Brown
How I Saved the British Empire by Michael Waldock
Hyperzotica by Howard Robertson
An Irish Volunteer by Juliet Cardinal
Juliet’s Nurse by Lois Leveen
The Lights of Two Pan by B.K. Froman
Like a River Flowing by Patricia Barnhart
McCallandia by Bill Hall
Notes by K.B. Dixon
Nouveau Haitiah by Donald M. Ewing
One Kick by Chelsea Cain
The Overnight Palace by Janet Marie Sola
Partisans by Mark Allen Cunningham
Portrait of a Woman in White by Susan Winkler
The Rail Queen by BJ Scott
Ride Around Shining by Chris Leslie-Hynan
Sherwood Nation by Benjamin Parzybok
Skullcrack City by Jeremy Robert Johnson
The Small Backs of Children by Lidia Yuknavitch
The Spirit Bird: Stories by Kent Nelson
Sweet and Vicious by Suzanne Burns
The Sweetheart Deal by Polly Dugan
Thorn by Evan Morgan Williams
Town Hall by Clay Hutto
The Tragedy Series by Benjamin Dewey
The Tunnel by Gail Chehab
Turtleface and Beyond by Arthur Bradford
Twice Again the Dragon by Stefon Mears
When Your Mother Doesn’t by Jill Kelly
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot by David Shafer
William Shakespeare’s The Phantom of Menace by Ian Doescher
Woman with a Gun by Phillip M. Margolin
You Could Be Home By Now by Tracy Manaster
The Young Garden Manifesto by Cameron Lambright

POETRY
And Then the Rain by Patrick Joseph Leach
Arc of the Ear by Geo Staley
The Art of Waking Up by Brenda Taulbee
At Night by Lisa Ciccarello
Avenida Uriburu by Michael Hanner
Before Dreaming by Arn Strasser
Boyfriend Mountain by Kelly Schirmann
The Carnivorous Gaze by Sue Parman
Cascade-Siskiyou by Pepper Trail
Closet Full of Masks by Rogers Truax
The Conversation by Judith Barrington
Disquiet by John Witte
Eden & After by Colette Tennant
Every Door Recklessly Ajar by Nancy Flynn
Git-a-long Li’l Doggerel by Dave Perham
A Glossary of Memory by James R. Dott
good beast by Andrew M. Roberts
Googling a Present Participle: Poems, Prose Poems, Bogus Monologues & Fraudulent Artifacts by Wayne Lee
History by Rodger Moody
A Hole in the Sun by Steve Tyler
In Absolutes We Seek Each Other by Jessica Johnson
In Italy: A Personal Journey by Joseph A. Soldati
In the Hand by Amy Miller
Into the Light by Harriet West
Just As by Julius Jortner
Love Songs for Las Vegas by Suzanne Burns
Mouthful of Forevers by Clementine von Radics
My Multiverse by Kathleen Halme
Neighbors by Jay Nebel
Nevertheless: Poems from the Gray Area by Florence Sage
Newported: A Poetic Field Guide to the Pacific Coast by Tim Sproul
No Constant Hues by Eleanor Berry
October by Michael Hanner
Oregon Pacific by Nancy Slavin
Persistent by Jean Sheldon
Potsherds of Peace by Allen Reel
Precarious by Allan Peterson
Ravenwood by Michael Spring
A River Widens by Doreen Gandy Wiley
Saint Friend by Carl Adamshick
Sea-Level Nerve (Book 1) by James Grabill
Twisted Shades of Light by William Jolliff
Wakpa Wanagi, Ghost River by Trevino L. Brings Plenty
The Way a Woman Knows by Carolyn Martin

CREATIVE NONFICTION
A Nice Piece of Astoria: A Narrative Guide by Matt Love
Building a Better Nest by Evelyn Searle Hess
Children and Other Wild Animals by Brian Doyle
Get it While You Can by Nick Jaina
Getting There by David A. Horowitz
The Gift of Caring: Saving Our Parents from the Perils of Modern Healthcare by Elizabeth Eckstrom and Marcy Houle
The Keys to the Cottage: Stories From the West of Ireland by Carlos Reyes
Morning Light by Barbara A. Drake
Necklace of Stones: A Memoir of Poetry & Place by Alice Lee
Objects In Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear by Kate Carroll de Gutes
Pieces of Portland: An Inside Look at America’s Weirdest City by Marie Deatherage
Tidal Grace: Fishing, Family, and Faith on Oregon’s Yaquina River by Eric J Chambers
Under the Influence of Tall Trees: Humorous Tales from a Pacific Northwest Writer by Nancy Woods
We Were Like Sons by Aaron M. Green
While the Gods Were Sleeping: A Journey Through Love and Rebellion in Nepal by Elizabeth Enslin

GENERAL NONFICTION
A Better Man by Rick Steber
Brain Health for Life: Beyond Pills, Politics, and Popular Diets by Karen Unger
Becoming Oregon by Robert Hamm
Being Cowlitz: How One Tribe Renewed and Sustained Its Identity by Christine Dupres
Beyond the War on Invasive Species by Tao Orion
Brain Health for Life: Beyond Pills, Politics, and Popular Diets by Karen Unger
Carolina Israelite: How Harry Golden Made Us Care About Jews, the South, and Civil Rights by Kimberly Marlowe Hartnett
Controlled Chaos: Chip Kelly’s Football Revolution by Mark Slatveit
Excellent Sheep by William Deresiewicz
Exploring the Oregon Coast Trail by Connie Soper
The Field Guide to Drinking in America: A Traveler’s Handbook to State Liquor Laws by Niki Ganong
Field Guide to Oregon Rivers by Tim Palmer
Fire the Cops! Essays, Lectures, and Journalism by Kristian Williams
Founding Grammars by Rosemarie Ostler
The Great Detective: The Amazing Rise and Immortal Life of Sherlock Holmes by Zach Dundas
Hunger, Hope, & Healing by Sarahjoy Marsh
The Legacy Rule by J. Nathan
The Life and Legends of Calamity Jane by Richard W. Etulain
Living With Thunder by Ellen Morris Bishop
A Long High Whistle by David Biespiel
A Man for All Seasons by William G. Robbins
Motorcycles I’ve Loved by Lily Brooks-Dalton
Mount Hood by Ric Conrad
Our Caribbean Kin: Race and Nation in Neoliberal Antilles by Alai Reyes-Santos
Portland: A Food Biography by Heather Arndt Anderson
Reflective Faith by Susan Shaw
Roma Voices in the German Speaking World by Lorelyh French
The Secret of Your Immortal Self by Guy Finley
Safer Barlik by Louis Farshee
The Spy’s Son by Bryan Denson
State of Giving by Greg Chaille and Kristin Anderson
Swim, Ride, Run, Breathe: How I Lost a Triathlon and Caught My Breath by Jennifer Garrison Brownell
Waiting for Peace by Karen Berkey Huntsberger
Watch Your Back! by Richard Deyo

CHILDREN’S LITERATURE
Absolutely Truly: A Pumpkin Falls Mystery by Heather Vogel Frederick
The Adventures of Sadie and Rose: Mia the Pony by Martha Pyne Amick
B. Bear and Lolly: Catch That Cookie by A.A. Livingston
Bash and Lucy Fetch Jealousy by Lisa Cohn
Bear Counts by Karma Wilson
Bear Sees Color by Karma Wilson
Fly! by Karl Newsom Edwards
Gooseberry Park and the Master Plan by Cynthia Rylant
The Great Thanksgiving Escape by Mark Fearing
Hat Trick by Alex Morgan
The Kid and the MerWitch by Jessica Scalise
The Legend of the Beaver’s Tail by Stephanie Shaw
Magdalena’s Picnic / El picnic de Magdalena by Patricia Aguilar Morrissey
The Not-Witch by E. A. Bundy
Of Enemies and Endings by Shelby Bach
Picture Imperfect by Susan Thogerson Maas
Please Don’t Paint Our Planet Pink! by Gregg Kleiner
Rufus Goes to Sea by Kim Griswell
T is for Time by Roland Smith
The Twelve Days of Christmas in Oregon by Susan Blackaby
Twinkles and the Fox by Jonathan Kort
When Aunt Mattie Got Her Wings by Petra Mathers
When Sparrows Fall by Diana Blackstone
With a Friend by Your Side by Barbara Kerley

YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE
A Sense of the Infinite by Hilary T Smith
Beneath by Roland Smith
Blood Will Tell by April Henry
Breakaway: Beyond the Goal by Alex Morgan
The Cure for Dreaming by Cat Winters
The Empress Chronicles by Suzy Vitello
Finding Thor by Kai Strand
Forgive Me if I’ve Told You This Before by Karelia Stetz-Waters
Guardians of the Gryphon’s Claw: A Sam London Adventure by Todd Calgi Gallicano
Hunt for the Bamboo Rat by Graham Salisbury
Jackaby by William Ritter
Martin Marten by Brian Doyle
Neelana & Julie by K. J. Cooney
Shadowgirl by Kate Ristau
The Sower Comes by Melissa Eskue Ousley
The Tower of Together by Bobbi Scully
Zeroboxer by Fonda Lee
Zomburbia by Adam Gallardo

GRAPHIC LITERATURE
Bad Houses by Sara Ryan
Bandette V.1 by Paul Tobin
Bandette V.2 by Paul Tobin
Booger Beard by Vincente Navarrete
Colder by Paul Tobin
Colder Volume 2: The Bad Seed by Paul Tobin
High Crimes by Christopher Sebela
I Was The Cat by Paul Tobin
Lowriders in Space by Cathy Camper
Megagogo by Wook Jin “Hunter” Clark
Meteor Man by Jeff Parker
Muddy Max by Elizabeth Rusch
Ody-C Vol. I: Off to Far Ithaca by Matt Fraction
Oh Joy Sex Toy by Erika Moen
Pretty Deadly Vol. I by Kelly Sue Deconnick
Sex Criminals Vol. 1: One Weird Trick by Matt Fraction
Sex Criminals Vol. 2: Two Worlds, One Cop by Matt Fraction
Stumptown: The Case of the King of Clubs by Greg Rucka
The Zoo Box by Ariel Cohn

Books Submitted to the 2016 Oregon Book Awards