2021 Oregon Book Awards

2021 Oregon Book Awards

 

Congratulations to all of the finalists for this year's Oregon Book Awards. While we're sad that we're not able to celebrate them all in person, we are looking forward to the radio celebration of the winners and finalists on OPB radio at 7 pm on Monday, May 2nd. 

The finalists' books are listed below, by category. Some of these books are in short supply under the best of circumstances, and, unfortunately, we're still not living in the best of circumstances.  So we encourage you to order early and we ask for your patience in processing orders online.

We would also like to congratulate the finalists for the Angus Bowmer Award for Drama: Sara Jean Accuardi (The Delays), Conor Eifler (You Cannot Undo This Action), E.M. Lewis (How the Light Gets In), Anya Pearson (The Measure of Innocence), and Andrea Stolowitz (Recent Unsettling Events), as well as this year's special award recipients: PlayWrite, Inc (Walt Morey Young Readers Literary Legacy Award), Elizabeth Lyon (The Stewart H. Holbrook Literary Legacy Award), and Molly Gloss (The C.E.S. Wood Award).

On the evening of May 2nd we will indicate the winners in each category on this page. For the time being they are listed alphabetically by author within each category. These are challenging times, but how fortunate we are to live in a state with so many talented writers and with the amazingly wonderful people of Literary Arts.

 

 

 

Fiction starts here.

Godshot Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781646220557
Availability: On Our Shelves Now as of 24 Hours Ago
Published: Catapult - March 30th, 2021

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Boys of Alabama: A Novel Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781631499029
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Liveright - May 18th, 2021

Fictional Film Club Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781949127065
Availability: On Our Shelves Now as of 24 Hours Ago
(This book cannot be returned, even for store credit.)
Published: Deep Overstock - September 12th, 2019

The Great Offshore Grounds: A novel Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780525658078
Availability: On Our Shelves Now as of 24 Hours Ago
Published: Knopf - August 25th, 2020

This year's winner!!!


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Verge Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780525534884
Availability: On Our Shelves Now as of 24 Hours Ago
Published: Riverhead Books - February 2nd, 2021

Poetry comes next.


Hope of Stones Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781950413218
Availability: On Our Shelves Now as of 24 Hours Ago
(This book cannot be returned, even for store credit.)
Published: Press 53 - April 1st, 2020

This year's winner!!!


Raghead Cover Image
$16.80
ISBN: 9781936970636
Availability: Backordered. There will likely be a delay in getting this book
Published: New Issues Poetry and Prose - October 15th, 2019

Far West: Poems Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9780807170229
Availability: On Our Shelves Now as of 24 Hours Ago
Published: LSU Press - October 2nd, 2019

Travelers Leaving for the City Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781556595813
Availability: On Our Shelves Now as of 24 Hours Ago
Published: Copper Canyon Press - May 19th, 2020

Thieve Cover Image
$18.90
ISBN: 9780899241661
Availability: Backordered. There will likely be a delay in getting this book
Published: Lynx House Press - December 31st, 2019

 

 

 

General nonfiction comes next.


Dangerous Crooked Scoundrels: Insulting the President, from Washington to Trump Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780190050900
Availability: On Our Shelves Now as of 24 Hours Ago
Published: Oxford University Press, USA - March 18th, 2020

The Fire Is Upon Us: James Baldwin, William F. Buckley Jr., and the Debate Over Race in America Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9780691210773
Availability: On Our Shelves Now as of 24 Hours Ago
Published: Princeton University Press - September 1st, 2020

This year's winner!!!


No Option But North: The Migrant World and the Perilous Path Across the Border Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781632460974
Availability: On Our Shelves Now as of 24 Hours Ago
Published: Ig Publishing - April 14th, 2020

Persistent Callings: Seasons of Work and Identity on the Oregon Coast Cover Image
$26.20
ISBN: 9780870719837
Availability: We can usually get this book in 3 to 5 days, except during a pandemic. We are doing our best
Published: Oregon State University Press - October 15th, 2019

 

 

 

 


Abalone: The Remarkable History and Uncertain Future of California's Iconic Shellfish Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9780870719882
Availability: On Our Shelves Now as of 24 Hours Ago
Published: Oregon State University Press - May 1st, 2020

Creative Nonfiction comes next.


Tracing the Desire Line: A Memoir in Essays Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781076136138
Availability: On Our Shelves Now as of 24 Hours Ago
(This book cannot be returned, even for store credit.)
Published: Independently Published - September 3rd, 2019

Ground Truth: A Geological Survey of a Life Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781732610323
Availability: On Our Shelves Now as of 24 Hours Ago
Published: Overcup Press - April 14th, 2020

Denali: A Man, a Dog, and the Friendship of a Lifetime Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143133612
Availability: On Our Shelves Now as of 24 Hours Ago
Published: Penguin Books - January 14th, 2020

Yellow Bird: Oil, Murder, and a Woman's Search for Justice in Indian Country Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780399589171
Availability: On Our Shelves Now as of 24 Hours Ago
Published: Random House Trade - February 16th, 2021

This year's winner!!!


The Mountains of Paris: How Awe and Wonder Rewrote My Life Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9780870719813
Availability: On Our Shelves Now as of 24 Hours Ago
Published: Oregon State University Press - October 1st, 2019

Children's Literature comes next.


Butterflies Belong Here: A Story of One Idea, Thirty Kids, and a World of Butterflies Cover Image
By Deborah Hopkinson, Meilo So (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781452176802
Availability: On Our Shelves Now as of 24 Hours Ago
Published: Chronicle Books - August 4th, 2020

Worse Than Weird Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062852588
Availability: We can usually get this book in 3 to 5 days, except during a pandemic. We are doing our best
Published: HarperCollins - March 10th, 2020

Josie Bloom and the Emergency of Life Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781534444287
Availability: On Our Shelves Now as of 24 Hours Ago
Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - January 5th, 2021

A Game of Fox & Squirrels Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250243010
Availability: On Our Shelves Now as of 24 Hours Ago
Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - April 14th, 2020

This year's winner!!!


Mario and the Hole in the Sky: How a Chemist Saved Our Planet Cover Image
By Elizabeth Rusch, Teresa Martinez (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781580895811
Availability: We can usually get this book in 3 to 5 days, except during a pandemic. We are doing our best
Published: Charlesbridge - November 5th, 2019

Young Adult Literature comes next.


We Had to Be Brave: Escaping the Nazis on the Kindertransport (Scholastic Focus) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781338255720
Availability: We can usually get this book in 3 to 5 days, except during a pandemic. We are doing our best
Published: Scholastic Focus - February 4th, 2020

The Sullivan Sisters Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781534420533
Availability: On Our Shelves Now as of 24 Hours Ago
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - June 23rd, 2020

This year's winner!!!


The Speed of Falling Objects Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781335928245
Availability: Backordered. There will likely be a delay in getting this book
Published: Inkyard Press - October 1st, 2019

But for the Mountains Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781942111702
Availability: We can usually get this book in 3 to 5 days, except during a pandemic. We are doing our best
Published: Reuts Publications - June 2nd, 2020

You Call This Democracy?: How to Fix Our Government and Deliver Power to the People Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780358387428
Availability: We can usually get this book in 3 to 5 days, except during a pandemic. We are doing our best
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - March 31st, 2020