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 Chronology of Water. Sarahlee Lawrence, who was also nominated for a Creative Nonfiction Award for River House, received a PNBA Award for the memoir in 2011. See the full OBA list here.
The Oregonian and Literary Arts invite you to vote for your favorite OBA-nominated book. The finalist with the most votes will be awarded the Readers’ Choice Award at the Oregon Book Awards ceremony Monday, April 23. Timothy Egan will host the ceremony.
2012 marks the 25th anniversary of the Oregon Book Awards.