The Washington State Book Awards honor works of outstanding literary merit by Washington authors. An award is given based on the strength of the publication’s literary merit, lasting importance and overall quality to an author who was born in Washington state or is a current resident and has maintained residence here for at least three years.
Congratulations to all the winners!
Biography/ memoir: The Spider and the Fly by Claudia Rowe (Seattle)
Fiction: This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel (Seattle)
Nonfiction: Mozart’s Starling by Lyanda Lynn Haupt (Seattle)
Poetry: Water & Salt by Lena Khalaf Tuffaha (Redmond)
Books for middle readers, ages 9-12: The Many Reflections of Miss Jane Deming by J. Anderson Coats (Everett)
Books for young-adult readers, ages 13-18: The Arsonist by Stephanie Oakes (Spokane)