Join the five 2021 Oregon Book Award finalists for the Ken Kesey Award for a reading as part of Springfield Celebrates Authors.
Chelsea Bieker of Portland, Godshot (Catapult Press)
Genevieve Hudson of Portland, Boys of Alabama (Liveright Publishing, W.W. Norton)
Mark Savage of Portland, Fictional Film Club (Deep Overstock)
Vanessa Veselka of Portland, The Great Offshore Grounds (Alfred A. Knopf)
Lidia Yuknavitch of Milwaukie, Verge (Riverhead Books, Penguin Random House PPG)
Originally from Alabama, Genevieve Hudson earned an MFA from Portland State University and has received Fulbright, MacDowell, and Vermont Studio Center fellowships. She is the author of Pretend We Live Here: Stories, and lives in Portland, Oregon. Boys of Alabama is her debut novel.