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The First Book Awards of the Year: PNBA 2019

The first book awards of the year are ones we feel particularly attached to: the authors are local, and the stories they tell, whether they are fiction or non-fiction, are often set locally. This year's awards were announced January 9, 2019.

 

2019 Pacific Northwest Book Awards
Celebrating Great Books of the Pacific Northwest  
Since 1964 the PNBA has presented annual awards to recognize excellence in writing from the Pacific Northwest. Rather than soliciting nominations for specific categories, we simply require that the author and/or illustrator reside within the PNBA region (Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Montana, Idaho and British Columbia) and that the book be published within the current calendar year. In addition, nominations may be submitted for special awards honoring efforts in publishing, illustration, or for a body of work. Special awards are determined at the discretion of PNBA's Book Awards Committee.

2019 PNBA Winners:

  • "False Report: A True Story of Rape in America" by Ken Armstrong (Seattle, WA)
  • "Washington Black" by Esi Edugyan (Victoria, BC)
  • "Buzz: The Nature and Necessity of Bees" by Thor Hanson (Friday Harbor, WA)
  • "Blood Water Paint" by Joy McCullough (Seattle, WA) [coming in paperback 3/5/19]
  • "Rising Out of Hatred: The Awakening of a Former White Nationalist" by Eli Saslow (Portland, OR)
  • "Libba: The Magnificent Musical Life of Elizabeth Cotten" by Laura Veirs (Portland, OR)

View the long lists and all kinds of other information here: http://www.pnba.org/2019-book-awards.html

An article in the Seattle Times: former Times reporter among winners of 2019 Pacific Northwest Book Awards. Article here.

Books: 
A False Report: A True Story of Rape in America Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781524759933
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Crown - February 6th, 2018

Washington Black: A novel Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780525521426
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Knopf - September 18th, 2018

Buzz: The Nature and Necessity of Bees Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780465052615
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Basic Books - July 10th, 2018

Blood Water Paint Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780735232112
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - March 6th, 2018

Blood Water Paint Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780735232136
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Penguin Books - March 5th, 2019

Rising Out of Hatred: The Awakening of a Former White Nationalist Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780385542869
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Doubleday - September 18th, 2018

Libba: The Magnificent Musical Life of Elizabeth Cotten Cover Image
By Laura Veirs, Tatyana Fazlalizadeh (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781452148571
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Chronicle Books - January 16th, 2018