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Oregon Book Award finalists announced.

Byline: The Register-Guard

Finalists for the 2004 Oregon Book Awards have been announced by Literary Arts, the Portland nonprofit organization that presents them.

Nominations have been made in eight categories. Winners will be announced at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 18 in an awards ceremony and celebration at the Scottish Rite Center, 1512 S.W. Morrison St., Portland.

Nonfiction writer Rick Bass will be the host.

Tickets for the ceremony are $25 (or $18 for students) through the Literary Arts office (503-227-2583).

Here are the finalists:

Novel

Tracy Daugherty of Corvallis for "Axeman's Jazz," David Farris of Portland for "Lie Still," Michael Curtis Ford of Salem for "The Last King" and Kris Nelscott of Lincoln City for "Stone Cribs."

Short fiction

Scott Nadelson of Portland for "Saving Stanley" and Marjorie Sandor of Corvallis for "Portrait of My Mother, Who Posed Nude in Wartime."

General nonfiction

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

Poetry

David Biespiel of Portland for "Wild Civility," James Grabill of Portland for "An Indigo Scent After the Rain," Henry Hughes of Monmouth for "Men Holding Eggs," Christopher Johnson of Ashland for "Violent Homeland" and Lisa M. Steinman of Portland for "Carslaw's Sequences."

Creative nonfiction

Paul Collins of Portland for "Sixpence House," Brian Doyle of Portland for "Leaping," Ariel Gore of Portland for "Atlas of the Human Heart," Bette Lynch Husted of Portland for "The Stuff of Life" and Karen Karbo of Portland for "The Stuff of Life."

Drama

Shelly Lipkin of Lake Oswego and Louanne Moldovan and Sherry Lamoreaux of Portland for "Vitriol and Violets," Gay Monteverde of Portland for "The Arabian Nights" and Steve Patterson of Portland for "Altered States of America."

Children's literature

Michelle McCann of Portland for "Luba," Marie and Roland Smith of Wilsonville for "B is for Beaver," Andrea U'Ren of Portland for "Mary Smith" and Leah Wilcox of Redmond for "Falling for Rapunzel."

Young adult literature

Nancy Osa of Eagle Creek for "Cuba 15'' and Susanna Vance of Portland for "Deep."
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