A well-dressed crowd (and me) gathered at the Portland Art Museum last night for the 22nd annual Oregon Book Awards, presented by Literary Arts and hosted by John Daniel. You can find the complete list of finalists here, and the winners are...
ELOISE JARVIS MCGRAW AWARD FOR CHILDREN'S LITERATURE: A Day with No Crayons, Elizabeth Rusch
LESLIE BRADSHAW AWARD FOR YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE: A tie between The Rules for Hearts by Sara Ryan and A Taste for Rabbit by Linda Zuckerman
SARAH WINNEMUCCA AWARD FOR CREATIVE NONFICTION: Lauren Kessler, Dancing with Rose: Finding Life in the Land of Alzheimer's
FRANCES FULLER VICTOR AWARD FOR GENERAL NONFICTION: Steven W. Bender of Portland, One Night in America: Robert Kennedy, Cesar Chavez, and the Dream of Dignity
STAFFORD/HALL AWARD FOR POETRY: Penelope Scambly Schott, A Is for Anne: Mistress Hutchinson Disturbs the Commonwealth
ANGUS L. BOWMER AWARD FOR DRAMA: Steve Patterson, Lost Wavelengths
KEN KESEY AWARD FOR FICTION: Ehud Havazelet, Bearing the Body