A committee of independent booksellers has announced the winners of the 2011 Pacific Northwest Book Awards. The committee chose four books from its Shortlist and are honoring a fifth author with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Congratulations to Brady Udall (The Lonely Polygamist), Karl Marlantes (Matterhorn: A Novel of Vietnam), Anthony Doerr (Memory Wall), Sarahlee Lawrence (River House: A Memoir) and to Nancy Pearl, who’s being honored for her Book Lust series.
Read the committee’s comments for each winner at PNBA.org. And look for original essays from the winners here at Northwest Book Lovers, beginning today with Anthony Doerr’s “Books, Memory and the Twelve Bright Stars Scratched Across Page 302.”