Friday, April 9, 2010

Finalists for the 19th California Book Awards

The following books are finalists for the 79th Annual California Book Awards. The winners will be announced April 19th and will be celebrated in an Awards Ceremony on Thursday, June 3, 2010.

Rachel Loden, Dick of the Dead. Published by Ahsahta Press
Robin Ekiss, Mansion of Happiness. Published by University of Georgia Press
Randall Mann, Breakfast with Thom Gunn. Published by University Of Chicago Press
Joseph Stroud, Of This World. Published by Copper Canyon Press
D.A. Powell, Chronic. Graywolf Press

William T. Vollman, Imperial. Published by Viking Adult
Rebecca Solnit, A Paradise Built in Hell. Published by Viking Adult
Dave Eggers, Zeitoun. Published by McSweeny’s
Ray Raphael, Founders. Published by New Press.
Minal Hajratwala, Leaving India. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

First Fiction:
Skip Horack, The Southern Cross. Published by Mariner Books
Abraham Verghese, Cutting for Stone. Published by Knopf
Victoria Patterson, Drift. Published by Mariner Books
Lori Ostlund, The Bigness of the World. Published by University of Georgia Press
Carolina de Robertis, The Invisible Mountain. Published by Knopf

T.C. Boyle, The Women. Published by Viking Adult
Yiyun Li, The Vagrants. Published by Random House
Michelle Huneven, Blame. Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Percival Everett, I am Not Sidney Poitier. Published by Graywolf Press
Maile Meloy, Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It. Published by Riverhead

Children’s Books:
Susan Patron, Lucky Breaks. With illustrations by Matt Phelan. Published by Ginee Seo Books/Atheneum Books for Young Readers (An imprint of Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing Division)
Susan Goldman Rubin, The Anne Frank Case: Simon Wiesenthal’s Search for the Truth. Illus. by Bill Farnsworth. Published by Holiday House.
Paula Yoo, Shining Star: The Anna May Wong Story. Illus. by Lin Wang. Published by Lee & Low Books Inc.

Young Adult:
Nancy Farmer, Islands of the Blessed. Published by Atheneum/Richard Jackson Books
Elizabeth Partridge, Marching for Freedom. Published by Penguin
Sherri Smith, Flygirl. Published by Putnam Juvenile

For more information about the California Book Awards, by The Commonwealth Club of California, visit our web site.


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