Monday, April 20, 2009

Northern California Book Awards

Yesterday, I spent the afternoon in the San Francisco Library's (packed) Koret Auditorium where the 28th Annual Northern California Book Awards ceremony took place. And. Wow! What an afternoon. Tremendous admiration and thanks to the book reviewers, who selected nominees from over 700 titles published by Nor-Cal authors, and to all the people who volunteered their time and talents to put on a fantastic show. And, of course, to all the people who came out for it. I think every nominee left feeling like a winner. I know I did. We have a fabulous lit community out here, and I'm proud to be part of it.

Congratulations to all the winners:

Fiction: Sylvia Brownrigg, The Delivery Room
Poetry: Rusty Morrison, the true keeps calm biding its story
General Nonfiction: Richard A. Muller,
Physics for Future Presidents: The Science Behind the Headlines
Creative Nonfiction: John Adams, Hallelujah Junction:
Composing an American Life

Children's Literature: Pamela S. Turner, A Life in the Wild: George Schaller's Struggle to Save the Last Great Beasts
Translation: Katherine Silver for Horacio Castellanos Moya's Senselessness
Special Recognition Award: Eric Karpeles, Paintings in Proust:
A Visual Companion to In Search of Lost Time

Fred Cody Award For Lifetime Achievement Community: Dorothy Bryant

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