The 2016 Pacific Northwest Book Awards Shortlist has been announced! A panel of nine booksellers from the region whittled the list to twelve from nearly 300 nominations.
Five previous shortlisted authors (indicated with a *), including one two-time winner (with a +), made the cut. Up to six winners will be announced in early January. Here are the hopeful dozen:
Call Me Home by Megan Kruse
Children & Other Wild Animals by Brian Doyle
The Game of Love and Death by Martha Brockenbrough
If I Fall, If I Die by Michael Christie
(Galiano Island, BC)
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
(Bainbridge Island, WA)
Unicorn on a Roll by Dana Simpson
Weed the People by Bruce Barcott
Look for these books at your local independent bookstore!
Seattle folk, you can meet nominee Thor Hanson this Saturday, 11/21/15 at the Seattle7Writers Holiday Bookfest at the Phinney Ridge Community Center(presenting 3:45- 4:00) and for a longer presentation that evening at Queen Anne Book Company from 6:00- 8:00.