“When someone writes about grief they also write about courage, since they survived to tell the story. The beauty and emotional integrity of Holding Silvan strikes me to the core. This book is brilliant.” —Lidia Yuknavitch, author of The Chronology of Water. Buy Holding Silvan: A Brief Life from Lidia Yuknavitch’s favorite hometown indie, Portland’s Broadway …
The November issue of Bookslut features an ambitious multi-book review/essay that includes works from Portlanders Lidia Yuknavitch (Dora: A Headcase) and Blake Nelson (Girl and Dream School), and Spokane’s Gregory Spatz (Inukshuk). Who needs vampires when there’s so much real teen angst and real bad parenting to mine? Thanks, Judy Blume, you changed things Forever.
I arrived ten minutes late to the Occupy Broadway Books: Bedtime Stories for Grown-Ups event. Even though I knew the deal, I was still surprised—and impressed—to see about 100 adults of all ages dressed in pajamas, some holding stuffed animals and blankies as they sat cross-legged on the floor in front of the register waiting …
Earlier this week the winners of the 2012 Oregon Book Awards were announced at Portland’s Gerding Theater at the annual ceremony hosted by award sponsor Literary Arts. This year’s special presenter was Pulitzer prize and National Book Award winner Timothy Egan. Three of this year’s winners were prominently featured on NW Book Lovers in the past …
Nice to hear Portland indie publisher Hawthorne Books recognized in a recent NPR story about memoir—twice. In one of those segments where an author selects three books to recommend, memoirist Marion Winik (The Glen Rock Book of the Dead) chose ‘rebel memoirs,’ including The Chronology of Water by Portland’s Lidia Yuknavitch (a recent PNBA Award winner!) and …
Congratulations to the 2012 Oregon Book Award finalists, who were announced today. There are a couple of overlaps with the 2012 PNBA Awards winners, including Patrick deWitt, who was nominated for a Ken Kesey Award for fiction for The Sisters Brothers and Lidia Yuknavitch, nominated for a Sarah Winnemucca Award for Creative Nonfiction for The …
Our group, the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association, announced the winners of the 2012 Pacific Northwest Book Awards today. Congratulations to Patrick deWitt (The Sisters Brothers), Jonathan Evison (West of Here), Thor Hanson (Feathers), Ismet Prcic (Shards), Craig Thompson (Habibi) and Lidia Yuknavitch (The Chronology of Water)! An awards committee of nine indie booksellers selected these …