Friday, January 8, 2010

2010 PNBA Book Awards

The 2010 winners of the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Book Awards were announced today. The winners, which were selected by a committee of independent booksellers from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and Alaska, were chosen from more than 200 nominated titles, each written by a Northwest author and published in 2009. This previous blog post gives you the full list of nominated titles. And now...drum roll are this year's winners:

  • The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt & The Fire That Saved America, by Timothy Egan
  • The Collector: David Douglas and the Natural History of the Northwest, by Jack Nisbet
  • Boneshaker, by Cherie Priest
  • The Crying Tree, by Naseem Rakha
  • All In a Day, by Cynthia Rylant & illustrated by Nikki McClure

Previous winners of the PNBA Book Award include Garth Stein, Jim Lynch, John Daniel, Gina Ochsner, Lauren Kessler, Sherman Alexie, David Biespiel, Floyd Skloot, Jess Walter, and John Laursen & Terry Toedtemeier. You can read about all of the nominated titles and previous winners at the PNBA Web site. Lots of good reads here! Congratulations to all of the nominated authors and to the winners.

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