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2022 Oregon Book Awards: General Nonfiction Finalists Read

On March 29 we held a virtual reading with the five finalists for this year’s Frances Fuller Victor Award for General Nonfiction.

The category judges were Paula Becker, Elizabeth Rush, Julie Tate-Libby. The winner will be announced at the 2022 Oregon Book Awards Ceremony on April 25

  • Bryna Goodman of Eugene, The Suicide of Miss Xi: Democracy and Disenchantment in the Chinese Republic (Harvard University Press)
  • Jacob Darwin Hamblin of Corvallis, The Wretched Atom: America’s Global Gamble with Peaceful Nuclear Technology (Oxford University Press)
  • Annelise Heinz of Portland, Mahjong: A Chinese Game and the Making of Modern American Culture (Oxford University Press)
  • Kenneth I. Helphand of Eugene, Hops: Historic Photographs of the Oregon Hopscape (Oregon State University Press)
  • Kathleen Dean Moore of Corvallis, Earth’s Wild Music: Celebrating and Defending the Songs of the Natural World (Counterpoint Press)

Watch the reading below:


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