The 31st annual event showcased the breadth and caliber of literature in this state.
From Portland to Ashland to Sisters, writers from across the state were shortlisted for the best local books.
Awards went to Tracy Daugherty, Walidah Imarisha, and Joyce Cherry Cresswell, among others. Read on for the full list.
Readers, writers, lovers, fighters—there was something for everyone at the 28th Oregon Book Awards.
MOVERS & SHAKERS
A made-up mash-up of the month's most fascinating people, from Ursula K. Le Guin to the Portlandia statue.
NOD TO NOSTALGIA
We look back on a year of Portland theater, books, music, and comedy—plus a naked bike ride to remember.
Literary Arts presents the 2013 Oregon Book Awards
BOOKS AND TALKS
Storm Large is a literary tourist, Cheryl Strayed is Meryl Streep, Larry Colton is an a-hole, and Portland is the winner in the category of colorful literary characters.
Nominees include Cheryl Strayed, Storm Large, and Brian Doyle—twice. Ceremony takes place April 8.
Novelist Pauls Toutonghi recounts last week’s Portland Arts & Lectures, which featured Elizabeth Strout and announced Oregon Book Award finalists.