Congratulations to all the winners of the Literary Arts 2019 Oregon Book Awards!

ELOISE JARVIS MCGRAW AWARD FOR CHILDREN’S LITERATURE
Emily Whitman of Portland
The Turning (Greenwillow Books)

LESLIE BRADSHAW AWARD FOR YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE
Shea Ernshaw of Bend
The Wicked Deep (Simon & Schuster)

FRANCES FULLER VICTOR AWARD FOR GENERAL NONFICTION
Kenneth R. Coleman of Portland
Dangerous Subjects: James D. Saules and the Rise of Black Exclusion in Oregon (OSU Press)

SARAH WINNEMUCCA AWARD FOR CREATIVE NONFICTION
Apricot Irving of Corbett
The Gospel of Trees (Simon & Schuster)

ANGUS L. BOWMER AWARD FOR DRAMA
Andrea Stolowitz of Portland
Successful Strategies

STAFFORD/HALL AWARD FOR POETRY
Matthew Minicucci of Portland
Small Gods (New Issues Poetry & Prose)

KEN KESEY AWARD FOR FICTION
Leni Zumas of Portland
Red Clocks (Little, Brown)

READERS’ CHOICE AWARD
Beth Wood of Portland
Ladder to the Light (Mezcalita Press) 

SPECIAL AWARD:

STEWART H. HOLBROOK LITERARY LEGACY AWARD
José González of Portland

Founded in 1984, Literary Arts is a community-based nonprofit literary organization dedicated to serving Oregon’s readers and writers. Our programs include Portland Arts & Lectures, one of the country’s largest lecture series; Oregon Book Awards & Fellowships, which celebrates Oregon’s writers and independent publishers; Youth Programs, which inspire students to write, revise, edit, publish, and perform their own creative writing; and Portland Book Festival, which builds community around literature through author events, workshops, a book fair, and more. We also host guided discussion groups around great works of literature through a program called Delve.