As part of the Oregon Book Awards, Literary Arts offers three awards that recognize significant contributions to Oregon’s literary culture:
The Charles Erskine Scott Wood Distinguished Writer Award is presented to an Oregon author in recognition of an enduring, substantial literary career. Past recipients include George Hitchcock, Ken Kesey, Ursula K. Le Guin, and Barry Lopez.
The Stewart H. Holbrook Literary Legacy Award is presented to a person or organization in recognition of significant contributions that have enriched Oregon’s literary community. Past recipients include José González, Kim Stafford, Barbara LaMorticella, David Milholland, Marlene Howard, and John Laursen.
The Walt Morey Young Readers Literary Legacy Award is presented to a person or organization in recognition of significant contributions that have enriched Oregon’s young readers. Past recipients include Ulrich Hardt, Carol White, Read to the Dogs, and Children’s Book Bank.
Nominee must be a full-time, living Oregon resident. Exception: A qualified resident who dies after the submission deadline may receive a posthumous award. Literary Arts staff, board members or advisory committee members are precluded from consideration.
Nomination Guidelines and Form
Nominators may be any member of the community. There is no nomination fee. Click here for online nomination form.