The Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association is a non-profit trade association that supports independent bookselling, literacy, and free speech in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia. Each year since 1965, the Pacific Northwest Book Awards have celebrated exceptional books written by Northwest authors.
PNBA is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 Pacific Northwest Book Awards. A volunteer Committee of independent booksellers chose these six books from more than 400 nominated titles published in 2017.
The Committee also chose to recognize late author Brian Doyle with an Indie Spirit Honor for his body of work and vigorous support of independent booksellers in the Northwest and beyond. Doyle won a PNBA Award in 2016 for his collection Children & Other Wild Animals.
Committee comments on the winning titles can be viewed on the 2018 Book Awards page of the PNBA website.
Original essays from individual winners will be featured on the NWBookLovers blog over the next several weeks, beginning this Friday, January 12.
Local celebratory plaque presentations will be shared on NWBL and promoted by host bookstores and on author websites as details emerge. Stay tuned!
The Book of Mistakes
Corinna Luyken (Olympia, WA)
Penguin Random House / Dial Books for Young Readers
Dead Feminists: Historic Heroines in Living Color
Chandler O’Leary and Jessica Spring (Tacoma, WA)
Penguin Random House / Sasquatch Books
Idaho: A Novel
Emily Ruskovich (Idaho City, ID)
Penguin Random House / Random House
Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean
Jonathan White (Orcas Island, WA)
Trinity University Press
You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me: A Memoir
Sherman Alexie (Seattle, WA)
Hachette Book Group / Little, Brown and Company
Indie Spirit Honor