2020 Pacific Northwest Book Awards Shortlist Announced
The Pacific Northwest Book Sellers association just announced its 2020 Book Awards Shortlist, selected by a committee of independent booksellers from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Alaska, a non-profit trade association that supports independent bookselling, literacy and free speech in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington. Each year since 1965, the Pacific Northwest Book Awards have celebrated exceptional books written by Northwest authors.
In my Seattle writing classes, online writing classes and travel writing classes, I hope to teach aspiring authors to write books such as these. I also encourage students in my Seattle writing classes, online writing classes and travel writing classes to support organizations like this one who keep independent bookstores in business.
From more than 400 nominations, the committee winnowed 12, finalists, crafted by Northwest authors and illustrators and published in 2019. The six winners of the 2020 Pacific Northwest Book Awards in early January. For more contributor and title information, visit PNBA’s 2020 Shortlist page. Shortlist honorees will be profiled on NWBookLovers.org over the next several weeks.
Aloha Rodeo: Three Hawaiian Cowboys, the World’s Greatest Rodeo,
The Cassandra: A Novel
The Death & Life of Aida Hernandez: A Border Story
Deep River: A Novel
Fall Back Down When I Die: A Novel
Is, Is Not: Poems
The Merciful Crow
The Phone Booth in Mr. Hirota’s Garden
Queen of the Sea
A Wolf Called Wander