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2022 Oregon Book Awards

Mon, April 25 from 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm PDT
128 Northwest 11th Avenue Portland, OR 97209

$12–$65

Join us for an evening honoring our state’s most accomplished writers in the genres of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, young readers, and graphic literature.

We are excited to present an in-person awards ceremony for the first time in two years! Click here for COVID-19 safety protocols, including proof of vaccination policy.

The ceremony will be hosted by 2020 Ken Kesey Award for Fiction winner Kesha Ajose-Fisher.

Click here to view this year’s finalists!

 


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Kesha Ajose-Fisher

Kesha Ajose-Fisher was born in Chicago and raised in Lagos, Nigeria. She now lives in Oregon with her family. Kesha’s debut collection of fictional stories, No God Like the Mother, focuses on the lives and realities of women who have been tasked with holding up the sky, all while the world whispers “you’re doing it wrong”. Fisher has won the 2020 Oregon Book Award for Fiction and The Phoenix Literary Magazine’s Editor’s Choice Award for Short Fiction in both 2011 and 2012. Her writing has been published in several online and print collections, and in such publications as Multicultural Familia Magazine, the Alchemy Literary Magazine, and twice in Beyond Black & White Magazine. Kesha is committed to fighting for social justice, and her dedication to this cause can be seen in everything she does. She works in social services, is a vocal advocate for immigrants and refugees, and she champions equality and education while opposing the poverty that plagues humanity.

Purchase No God Like the Mother from BROADWAY BOOKS or ANNIE BLOOM'S BOOKS, two of our Portland-based, independent bookstore partners.

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