Oregon Book Awards & Fellowships supports, promotes, and celebrates Oregon’s writers and publishers.
The Oregon Book Awards honor the state’s finest accomplishments by Oregon writers who work in genres of poetry, fiction, graphic literature, drama, literary nonfiction, and literature for young readers. Oregon Literary Fellowships provide financial support to Oregon’s emerging and established writers and publishers.
2018 Oregon Book Awards Ceremony
April 30 at 7:30 p.m. at the Gerding Theater at the Armory
Tickets start at $12, available at BrownPaperTickets.com
On Monday, April 30, Literary Arts will host our annual celebration of the state’s most accomplished writers in the genres of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, young readers, and graphic literature. This event draws an audience of over 500 literary enthusiasts from our local community and beyond. Young adult author Renée Watson will host this year’s event.
2018 OREGON BOOK AWARDS FINALISTS
KEN KESEY AWARD FOR FICTION
Judges: Eowyn Ivey, Shanthi Sekaran, Justin Tussing
Omar El Akkad of Portland, American War (Knopf)
Wayne Harrison of Springfield, Wrench and Other Stories (New American Press)
Victor Lodato of Ashland, Edgar and Lucy (St. Martin’s Press)
Matthew Robinson of Portland, The Horse Latitudes (Propeller Books)
Lidia Yuknavitch of Milwaukie, The Book of Joan (HarperCollins)
STAFFORD/HALL AWARD FOR POETRY
Judges: Chris Abani, Laura Kasischke, D.A. Powell
manuel arturo abreu of Portland, transtrender (Quimérica Books)
Samiya Bashir of Portland, Field Theories (Nightboat Books)
Allison Cobb of Portland, After We All Died (Ahsahta Press)
Stephen Lackaye of Beaverton, Self-Portrait in Dystopian Landscape (Unicorn Press)
Ed Skoog of Portland, Run the Red Lights (Copper Canyon Press)
2018 Readers’ Choice Award
Cast your vote in the Readers’ Choice Award survey and help your favorite Oregon Book Award finalist win a special honor. The winner will also be announced live at the ceremony on April 30. Click here to vote