Corvallis novelist among Oregon Book Award winners.
Byline: The Register-Guard
The 18th annual Oregon Book Awards were presented Thursday night at the Scottish Rite Scottish rite
A ceremonial rite in a Masonic system. Center in Portland, with nature writer and activist Rick Bass as the host.
"Men Holding Eggs" by Henry Hughes of Monmouth won the Stafford/Hall Award for Poetry.
"Axemen's Jazz" by Tracy Daugherty of Corvallis won the Ken Kesey Noun 1. Ken Kesey - United States writer whose best-known novel was based on his experiences as an attendant in a mental hospital (1935-2001)
Ken Elton Kesey, Kesey Award for the Novel.
"Saving Stanley" by Scott Nadelson of Portland won the H.L. Davis Award for Short Fiction.
"In Search of Ancient Oregon" by Ellen Morris Bishop of Enterprise won the Frances Fuller Frances Fuller (born 16 March 1907 in Charleston, South Carolina, USA – 18 December 1980 in New York City, New York, USA) was an American actress. She is the grandmother of fellow actress Rachel Miner. Victor Award for General Nonfiction. The other four finalists included "Clever Girl" by Lauren Kessler Lauren Kessler is an American author.
Kessler's novel Stubborn Twig received the Frances Fuller Victor Award for the year's best work of literary non-fiction. of Eugene.
"The Stuff of Life" by Karen Karbo of Portland won the Sarah Winnemucca Sarah Winnemucca (born Thocmentony, Paiute: Shell Flower) (ca. 1841 – October 17, 1891) was notable for being the first Native American woman known to secure a copyright and to publish in the English language. Award for Creative Nonfiction.
The Angus L. Bowmer Angus L. Bowmer was the founder of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, Oregon, United States. During his tenure as artistic director, he produced all 37 of William Shakespeare's plays and performed 32 Shakespearean roles in 43 separate stagings. Award for Drama went to Shelly Lipkin of Lake Oswego and Louanne Moldovan and Sherry Lamoueaux of Portland for their collaboration on "Vitriol and Violets."
"Luba" by Michelle McCann of Portland won the Eloise Jarvis McGraw Award for Children's Literature.
"Deep" by Susanna Vance of Portland won the Leslie Bradshaw Award for Young Adult Literature.
Each winning author received $500. All of the OBA o·ba
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[Of African origin.] finalists will be invited to take part in the OBA Author Tour, which presents readings at public libraries and independent bookstores around the state.
The Walt Morey Award for Contributions to Children's Literature" went to Patricia R. Gallagher of Monmouth, retired professor of children's literature at Western Oregon State College.
The Stewart H. Holbrook Award for Outstanding Contributions to Oregon's Literary Life went to David Milholland of Portland, president of the Oregon Cultural Heritage Commission and former editor/publisher of Clinton St. Quarterly, an alternative newspaper.
Oregon Book Awards is a program of Literary Arts, a nonprofit group that also awards Oregon Literary Fellowships and sponsors the Portland Arts & Lectures series.