Finalists for the Ken Kesey Award for Fiction

The following books are finalists for the 2019 Oregon Book Awards! Each year, this program honors the state’s finest accomplishments by Oregon writers who work in genres of poetry, fiction, graphic literature, drama, literary nonfiction, and literature for young readers. Winners will be announced live during the ceremony event on April 22 at the Gerding Theater. The…

List of Books Submitted to the 2019 Oregon Book Awards

List of Books Submitted to the 2019 Oregon Book Awards

Here is a final list of titles that were submitted to the 2019 Oregon Book Awards. A total of 178 titles were submitted. Books by Oregon authors with an original publication date between September 1, 2017 and August 31, 2018 were eligible. For the drama award, scripts by Oregon authors that were published or had…

2018 Oregon Book Awards Finalist: Graphic Literature

2018 Oregon Book Awards Finalist: Graphic Literature

The 2018 Oregon Book Awards ceremony takes place April 30 at the Gerding Theater. Join us! You can purchase tickets to the ceremony at Brown Paper Tickets. This years winners of the Oregon Book Award, including the Readers Choice Award, will be announced at the ceremony.      The New Deal by Jonathan Case (Dark Horse Comics) It’s…

2018 Oregon Book Award Finalists: General Nonfiction

2018 Oregon Book Award Finalists: General Nonfiction

The 2018 Oregon Book Awards ceremony takes place April 24 at the Gerding Theater. Join us! You can purchase tickets to the ceremony at Brown Paper Tickets. You can also cast your vote online for the 2018 Readers Choice Award. This years winners of the Oregon Book Award, including the Readers Choice Award, will be announced at the ceremony.  We’ll be…

2018 Oregon Book Awards Finalist: Poetry

2018 Oregon Book Awards Finalist: Poetry

The 2018 Oregon Book Awards ceremony takes place Monday, April 30 at the Gerding Theater. Join us! You can purchase tickets to the ceremony at Brown Paper Tickets. You can also cast your vote online for the 2018 Readers Choice Award. This years winners of the Oregon Book Award, including the Readers Choice Award, will be announced at the ceremony.…

2018 Oregon Book Awards Finalist: Fiction

2018 Oregon Book Awards Finalist: Fiction

The 2018 Oregon Book Awards ceremony takes place Monday, April 30 at the Gerding Theater. Join us! You can purchase tickets to the ceremony at Brown Paper Tickets. You can also cast your vote online for the 2018 Readers Choice Award. This years winners of the Oregon Book Award, including the Readers Choice Award, will be announced at the…

Oregon Book Awards Internship Opportunity

Oregon Book Awards Internship Opportunity

  Literary Arts seeks an Oregon Book Awards & Fellowships intern for the four months leading up to the 2018 Oregon Book Awards ceremony. This internship offers a great way to gain experience working for a community-based literary non-profit. Applicants from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. There is a one-time honorarium awarded as part…

Books Submitted to the 2018 Oregon Book Awards

Books Submitted to the 2018 Oregon Book Awards

Here is a list of titles that have been submitted to the 2018 Oregon Book Awards. The finalists will be announced in January 2018. This year there are three judges in each genre. FICTION 13 Months in Vietnam by Bill Kroger A Boy Named Trout by Mercy Strongheart A Song of Bullets by Lizzy Shannon…

George Saunders Meets with Local Writers

George Saunders Meets with Local Writers

George Saunders appeared at Portland Arts & Lectures on Thursday, October 12. That afternoon he met with a group of local writers and shared his thoughts on the writing life. Kim Stafford was in attendance; he took notes to capture some of his Saunders’ ideas and kindly shared them with us: George Saunders speaks to…

Oregon Book Awards Author Tour: Berlin Diary

Oregon Book Awards Author Tour: Berlin Diary

On October 2 and 3, Literary Arts partnered with Hand2Mouth Theatre to present Berlin Diary by Andrea Stolowitz, a 2017 Oregon Book Award finalist in Drama, to audiences in Eugene at the Oregon Contemporary Theater and at Havurah Shir Hadash in Ashland.  About the play: The great-grandfather of Oregon Book Award-winning playwright Andrea Stolowitz kept a journal…