The Awards Committee for the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association has announced its shortlist for the best books of 2012 by Northwest authors. These 12 books and their authors are the nominees.
The PNBA Awards Committee is made up of nine volunteer booksellers from throughout our region. This year they considered more than 200 titles published in 2012 for a 2013 award. The committee will select a maximum of six winners and will announce them in January.
PNBA encourages owners and employees of member stores to send comments in support of personal favorites on this shortlist to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, November 30. The comments will be forwarded to the Committee for consideration.
Congratulations to the following authors!
• Sherman Alexie, of Seattle, for Blasphemy
• Gabriel Companario, of Seattle, for The Art of Urban Sketching
• Amanda Coplin, of Portland, for The Orchardist
• Timothy Egan, of Seattle, for Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher
• Jonathan Evison, of Bainbridge Island, for The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving
• Kathleen Flenniken, of Seattle, for Plume
• Eowyn Ivey, of Palmer, AK, for The Snow Child
• Lucia Perillo, of Olympia, for On the Spectrum of Possible Deaths
• Maria Semple, of Seattle, for Where’d You Go, Bernadette
• Alexis M. Smith, of Portland, for Glaciers
• Cheryl Strayed, of Portland, for Wild
• G. Willow Wilson, of Seattle, for Alif the Unseen