Jun 22, 2020
2020 Oregon Book Award Winners By Literary Arts
special broadcast on OPB Radio on Monday, June 22, 2020, the winners of the 33rd Annual Oregon Book Awards, selected by panels of out-of-state judges, were announced.
ELOISE JARVIS MCGRAW AWARD FOR CHILDREN’S LITERATURE Cathy Camper of Portland Lowriders Blast from the Past (Chronicle Books) Judges: Pablo Cartaya, Amy Pattee, Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich
LESLIE BRADSHAW AWARD FOR YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE Deborah Hopkinson of West Linn How I Became A Spy: A Mystery of WWII London (Knopf Books for Young Readers) Judges: Susan Campbell Bartoletti, David Gill, Traci L. Jones
FRANCES FULLER VICTOR AWARD FOR GENERAL NONFICTION David Wolman and Julian Smith of Portland Aloha Rodeo: Three Hawaiian Cowboys, the World’s Greatest Rodeo, (William Morrow) and a Hidden History of the American West Judges: Amy Bhatt, Thor Hanson, Sophfronia Scott
SARAH WINNEMUCCA AWARD FOR CREATIVE NONFICTION Beth Alvarado of Bend Anxious Attachments (Autumn House Press) Judges: Lacey M. Johnson, Nishta J. Mehra, Rob Spillman
AWARD FOR GRAPHIC LITERATURE Greg Means and MK Reed of Portland Penny Nichols (Top Shelf) Judges: Adrienne Celt, Jason Lutes, MariNaomi
STAFFORD/HALL AWARD FOR POETRY Ashley Toliver of Portland Spectra (Coffee House Press) Judges: Megan Fernandes, Nick Flynn, Marcus Wicker
KEN KESEY AWARD FOR FICTION Kesha Ajọsẹ Fisher of Portland No God Like the Mother (Inkwater Press) Judges: Natasha Deón, Brandon Hobson, Rick Moody SPECIAL AWARDS
Three additional special awards recognize significant contributions to Oregon’s literary culture. These individuals and organizations were nominated by community members and selected by the Oregon Book Awards & Fellowships Advisory Council.
WALT MOREY YOUNG READERS LITERARY LEGACY AWARD Reading Results of Portland
THE STEWART H. HOLBROOK LITERARY LEGACY AWARD Write Around Portland of Portland
CHARLES ERSKINE SCOTT WOOD DISTINGUISHED WRITER AWARD Lawson Fusao Inada of Ashland
Hear all of the 2020 Oregon Book Awards finalists read.