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Thursday, April 8, 2010

NCIBA Books of the Year (2009)

The winners of the NCIBA Book of the Year Awards, sponsored by the Northern California Independent Booksellers Association and honoring books published in 2009 and written or illustrated by Northern California authors and artists, are:

Fiction: Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese (Knopf)
Nonfiction: Zeitoun by Dave Eggers (McSweeney's)
Poetry: Chronic by D.A. Powell (Graywolf Press)
Food Writing: Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer by Novella Carpenter (Penguin)
Children's Illustrated: Zero Is the Leaves on the Tree, illustrated by Shino Arihara (Tricycle)
Children's Literature: Al Capone Shines My Shoes by Gennifer Choldenko (Penguin Young Readers)
Teen Lit: Andromeda Klein by Frank Portman (Delacorte Young Readers)
Regional: Tamalpais Walking by Tom Killion and Gary Snyder (Heyday Books)

This year's awards include two new categories: food writing and teen lit.

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