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Friday, January 28, 2011

Oregon Book Awards

Info from Literary Arts accessed 1/28/11

Award Winners and Finalists-Fiction

Ken Kesey Award For Fiction
Emily Chenoweth of Portland.  Hello Goodbye (Random House)
K.B. Dixon of Portland.  Painter’s Life (Inkwater Press)
Jane Kirkpatrick of Moro. A Flickering Light (WaterBrook Press)
Scott Sadil of Hood River. Lost in Wyoming (Barclay Creek Press)
Willy Vlautin of Portland. Lean on Pete (Harper Perennial)

Stafford/Hall Award For Poetry
David Biespiel of Portland. The Book of Men and Women (University of Washington Press)
Donna Henderson of Monmouth. The Eddy Fence (Airlie Press)
Henry Hughes of Falls City. Moist Meridian (Mammoth Books)
Jennifer Richter of Corvallis. Threshold (Southern Illinois University Press)
Zachary Schomburg of Portland. Scary No Scary (Black Ocean)

Frances Fuller Victor Award For General Nonfiction
Paul Collins of Portland. The Book of William (Bloomsbury)
Tom Krattenmaker of Portland. Onward Christian Athletes (Rowman & Littlefield)
Barry Sanders of Portland. Unsuspecting Souls (Counterpoint Press)
Barry Sanders of Portland. The Green Zone (AK Press)
Paul VanDevelder of Corvallis. Savages and Scoundrels (Yale University Press)

Sarah Winnemucca Award For Creative Nonfiction
Carol Ann Bassett of Eugene. Galapagos at the Crossroads (National Geographic)
Tom Bissell of Portland. Extra Lives (Pantheon Books)
John Daniel of Elmira. The Far Corner (Counterpoint Press)
Lisa Ohlen Harris of Newberg. Through the Veil (Canon Press)
Kathleen Dean Moore of Corvallis. Wild Comfort (Trumpeter Books)

Eloise Jarvis McGraw Award For Children’s Literature
Dale E. Basye of Portland. Rapacia:The Second Circle of Heck (Random House)
Dawn Babb Prochovnic of Portland. The Nest Where I Like to Rest (Magic Wagon)
Graham Salisbury of Lake Oswego. Calvin Coconut: The Zippy Fix (Wendy Lamb Books)
Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen of Hines. A Small Brown Dog A With Wet Pink Nose
Barbara Kerley of Portland. The Extraordinary Mark Twain (Scholastic Press)

Leslie Bradshaw Award For Young Adult Literature
Scott William Carter of Salem. The Last Great Getaway of the Water Balloon Boys
Kerry Cohen Hoffman of Portland. It’s Not You, It’s Me (Random House)
Anne Osterlund of Ione. Academy 7 (Penguin Group)
L.K. Madigan of Portland. Flash Burnout (Houghton Mifflin)
Emily Whitman of Portland. Radiant Darkness (Greenwillow/Harper Collins)


WINNER  Jon Raymond of Portland. Livability: Stories

Miriam Gershow of Eugene, The Local News (Spiegel & Grau)
Gina Ochsner of Keizer, The Russian Dreambook of Color and Flight (Portobello Books)
Barbara Pope of Eugene, Cezanne’s Quarry (Pegasus Books)
Leslie What of Eugene, Crazy Love: Stories (Wordcraft of Oregon)


WINNER  Matthew Dickman of Portland. All-American Poem

Alicia Cohen of Portland, Debts and Obligations(O Books)
Endi Bogue Hartigan of Portland, One Sun Storm ((Center for Literary Publishing)
Andrew Michael Roberts of Portland, something has to happen next (University of Iowa Press)
Crystal Williams of Portland, Troubled Tongues(Lotus Press)


WINNER  Tracy Daugherty of Corvallis.  Hiding Man: A Biography of Donald Barthelme

Bonnie Henderson of Eugene, Strand: An Odyssey of Pacific Ocean Debris (OSU Press)
John Laursen and Terry Toedtemeier of Portland, Wild Beauty: Photographs of the Columbia River Gorge, 1867-1957 (The Northwest Photography Archive/OSU Press)
Donna Matrazzo of Portland, Wild Things: Adventures of a Grassroots Environmentalist (IUniverse)
Jeffrey St. Clair of Oregon City, Born Under a Bad Sky: Notes from the Dark Side of the Earth


WINNER  John Kroger of Salem. Convictions: A Prosecutor’s Battles Against Mafia Killers, Drug Kingpins, and Enron Thieves

Bibi Gaston of The Dalles, The Loveliest Woman in America: A Tragic Actress, Her Lost Diaries, and Her Granddaughter’s Search for Home(William Morrow)
Debra Gwartney of Finn Rock, Live Through This: A Mother’s Memoir of Runaway Daughters and Reclaimed Love (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Floyd Skloot of Portland, The Wink of the Zenith: The Shaping of a Writer’s Life


WINNER Deborah Hopkinson of West Linn. Keep On!The Story of Matthew Henson, Co-discoverer of the North Pole


WINNER  Roland Smith of Wilsonville.  I.Q. Book One: Independence Hall

Carmen Bernier-Grand of Portland, Diego: Bigger Than Life (Marshall Cavendish)
David Greenberg of Portland, A Tugging String (Dutton)
Graham Salisbury of Lake Oswego, Calvin Coconut, Trouble Magnet(Wendy Lamb Books)
Virginia Euwer Wolff of Oregon City, This Full House (Harper Teen)

K.B. Dixon of Portland, The Sum of His Syndromes (Inkwater Press)
Molly Gloss of Portland, The Hearts of Horses (Houghton Mifflin)
Ehud Havazelet of Corvallis, Bearing the Body --Winner!
Lee Montgomery of Portland, Whose World is This? (University of Iowa Press)

General Nonfiction
Steven W. Bender of Portland, One Night in America: Robert Kennedy, Cesar Chavez, and the Dream of Dignity --Winner!
Neil W. Browne of Bend, The World in Which We Occur: John Dewey, Pragmatist Ecology, and American Ecological Writing in the Twentieth Century (University of Alabama Press)
Pamela Smith Hill of Portland, Laura Ingalls Wilder: A Writer’s Life (South Dakota State Historical Society)
Kimberly Jensen of Monmouth, Mobilizing Minerva: American Women in the First World War (University of Illinois Press)
Darius Rejali of Portland, Torture and Democracy (Princeton University Press)

Creative Nonfiction
Beren deMotier of Portland, The Brides of March: Memoir of a Same-Sex Marriage (iUniverse, Inc)
Jill Kelly of Portland, Sober Truths: The Making of an Honest Woman (iUniverse, Inc.)
Lauren Kessler of Eugene, Dancing with Rose: Finding Life in the Land of Alzheimer’s --Winner!
Christopher Van Tilburg of Hood River, Mountain Rescue Doctor: Wilderness Medicine in the Extremes of Nature

Alison Clement of Corvallis,Twenty Questions --Winner!
Monica Drake of Portland,Clown Girl(Hawthorne Books)
Robert Hill of Portland, When All Is Said and Done (Graywolf Press)

Short Fiction
Charles D’Ambrosio, The Dead Fish Museum  --Winner!

General Nonfiction
Rene Denfeld of Portland, All God’s Children: Inside the Dark and Violent World of Street Families (PublicAffairs)
Garrett Epps of Eugene, Democracy Reborn: The Fourteenth Amendment and the Fight for Equal Rights in Post-Civil War America --Winner!
John Bellamy Foster of Eugene, Naked Imperialism: The U.S. Pursuit of Global Dominance (Monthly Review Press)
Ben Saunders of Eugene, Desiring Donne: Poetry, Sexuality, Interpretation (Harvard University Press)
Kristian Williams of Portland, American Methods: Torture and the Logic of Domination (South End Press)

Creative Nonfiction
Jeff Lee Manthos of Corvallis,Steel Beach: My Life As A Naval Aircrewman 1972—1976 (Inkwater Press)
Lee Montgomery of Portland,The Things Between Us --Winner!
Joel Preston Smith of Portland,Night of a Thousand Stars and Other Portraits of Iraq

Laila Lalami, Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits (Algonquin Books)
Peter Rock, The Bewildered (MacAdam Cage)
Justin Tussing, The Best People in the World  --Winner!

Short Fiction
Tracy Daugherty, Late in the Standoff (Southern Methodist University Press)
Scott Nadelson, The Cantor’s Daughter (Hawthorne Books)
Gina Ochsner, People I Wanted to Be  --Winner!
Geronimo G. Tagatac, The Weight of the Sun (Ooligan Press)

General Nonfiction
Edwin L. Battistella, Bad Language: Are Some Words Better than Others? (Oxford University Press)
Andrew Bernstein, Modern Passings: Death Rites, Politics, and Social Change in Imperial Japan --Winner!
Judy Blankenship, CaƱar: A Year in the Highlands of Ecuador (University of Texas Press)
William G. Robbins, Oregon: This Storied Land (Oregon Historical Society Press)
Dick Weissman, Which Side Are You On? An Inside History of the Folk Music Revival in America (Continuum)

Creative Nonfiction
George Aguilar, When the River Ran Wild! Indian Traditions on the Mid-Columbia and the Warm Springs Reservation --Winner!
Brian Doyle, The Grail: A Year Ambling & Shambling Through an Oregon Vineyard in Pursuit of the Best Pinot Noir in the World (Oregon State University Press)
Kristin Kaye, Iron Maidens: The Celebration of the Most Awesome Female Muscle in the World (Thunder’s Mouth Press)

Marc Acito of Portland, How I Paid for College  --Winner!
Kassten Alonso of Portland, Core (Hawthorne Books)
Phillip Margolin of Portland, Lost Lake (HarperCollins)
Kris Nelscott of Lincoln City, War at Home (St. Martin’s Minotaur)
Michael Strelow of Salem, The Greening of Ben Brown (Hawthorne Books)

Short Fiction
Barry Lopez of Finn Rock, Resistance --Winner!
David Pinson of Portland, A Moment To Organize My Face (Helicon West)

General Nonfiction
Gillian Klucas of Portland, Leadville (Island Press)
James C. Mohr of Eugene, Plague and Fire --Winner!
William G. Robbins of Corvallis, Landscapes of Conflict (University of Washington Press)
Bob Welch of Eugene, American Nightingale (Atria Books)

Creative Nonfiction
Diana Abu-Jaber of Portland, The Language of Baklava (Pantheon Books)
Maura Conlon-McIvor of Portland, FBI girl (Warner Books)
Charles D’Ambrosio of Portland, Orphans (Clear Cut Press)
Brian Doyle of Lake Oswego, Spirited Men (Cowley Publications)
Kathleen Dean Moore of Corvallis, The Pine Island Paradox--Winner!

Tracy Daugherty of Corvallis,  --Winner!
David Farris of Portland, Lie Still
Michael Curtis Ford of Salem, The Last King
Kris Nelscott of Lincoln City, Stone Cribs

Short Fiction
Scott Nadelson of Portland, Saving Stanley --Winner!
Marjorie Sandor of Corvallis, Portrait of My Mother, Who Posed Nude in Wartime

General Nonfiction
Ellen Morris Bishop of Enterprise, In Search of Ancient Oregon--Winner!
Lauren Kessler of Eugene, Clever Girl
Elinor Langer of Portland, A Hundred Little Hitlers
Jewel Lansing of Portland, Portland
Jeffrey St. Clair of Oregon City, Been Brown So Long It Looked Like Green to Me

Creative Nonfiction
Brian Doyle of Portland, Leaping
Ariel Gore of Portland, Atlas of the Human Heart
Bette Lynch Husted of Pendleton, Above the Clearwater
Karen Karbo of Portland, The Stuff of Life--Winner!

Cai Emmons of Eugene, His Mother’s Son --Winner!
April Henry of Portland, Learning to Fly
Jane Kirkpatrick of Moro, A Name of Her Own
Alan Siporin of Eugene, Fire’s Edge

Short Fiction
Tracy Daugherty of Corvallis, It Takes a Worried Man --Winner!
Douglas Rennie of Portland, Badlands
Lidia Yuknavitch of Corbett, Real to Reel

General Nonfiction
Rick Harmon of Portland, Crater Lake National Park
Barbara S. Mahoney of Wilsonville, Dispatches and Dictators--Winner!
Kim Stafford of Portland, The Muses Among Us

Creative Nonfiction
Carol Ann Bassett of Eugene, A Gathering of Stones
Chris Chester of Portland, Providence of a Sparrow--Winner!
Gabrielle Glaser of Portland, The Nose
Floyd Skloot of Amity, In The Shadow Of Memory--Winner!
Kim Stafford of Portland, Early Morning
(two winners)

Kate Bernheimer of Portland, The Complete Tales of Ketzia Gold
Gina Ochsner of Keizer, The Necessary Grace to Fall --Winner!
Peter Rock of Portland, The Ambidextrist

Barry Lopez of Finn Rock, Light Action in the Caribbean
Phillip Margolin of Portland, Wild Justice
Mark Jude Poirier of Portland, Goats
Doe Tabor of Eugene, Do Drums Beat There
Molly Best Tinsley of Ashland, Throwing Knives --Winner!

Craig Lesley of Portland, Storm Riders --Winner!
Jody Seay of Portland, The Second Coming of Curly Red
Kathleen Tyau of Gaston, Makai

Tracy Daugherty of Corvallis, The Boy Orator
Sheila Evans of Yachats, Northport
Ehud Havazelet of Corvallis, Like Never Before --Winner!
Chuck Palahniuk of Portland, Survivor

Peter Ho Davies, The Ugliest House in the World --Winner!
Molly Gloss, The Dazzle of Day
Sandra Scofield, Plain Seeing
Floyd Skloot, The Open Door
Gus Van Sant, Pink

Ann Copeland, Season of Apples
Gregg Kleiner, Where River Turns to Sky
Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club --Winner!
Joanna Rose, Little Miss Strange
Sandra Scofield, A Chance to See Egypt

Tracy Daugherty, What Falls Away --Winner!
Craig Lesley, The Sky Fisherman
Kathleen Tyau, A Little Too Much Is Enough

Jennifer C. Cornell, Departures
Chang-rae Lee, Native Speaker --Winner!
Ann Packer, Mendocino and Other Stories

Diana Abu-Jaber, Arabian Jazz --Winner!
Alison Baker, How I Came West, and Why I Stayed
George Herman, Carnival of Saints
Whitney Otto, Now You See Her
Sandra Scofield, More Than Allies

Annie Dawid, York Ferry
David Duncan, The Brothers K
Ken Kesey, Sailor Song
Diane Simmons, Dreams Like Thunder --Winner!
Kim Stafford, Wind on the Waves

Karen Karbo, The Diamond Lane
Ursula Le Guin, Searoad --Winner!
Tom Spanbauer, The Man Who Fell in Love with the Moon
Kate Wilhelm, Death Qualified

(no recipients)

Molly Gloss, The Jump-off Creek --Winner!
Hillary Johnson, Physical Culture
Craig Lesley, River Song

Hob Broun, Cardinal Numbers --Winner!
Sharon Doubiago, The Book of Seeing with One’s Own Eyes

Todd Grimson, Within Normal Limits --Winner!
A.B. Paulson, Watchman Tell Us of the Night
Fred Pfeil, Shine On

Rick Borsten, The Great Equalizer
Russell Working, Resurrectionists --Winner!

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