Washington State Book Awards 2021!

Washington State Book Awards 2021!

We are delighted to announce the eight winners and 35 finalists for the 2021 Washington State Book Awards (for books published in 2021)!  Find the full list of 43 books from Washington authors and illustrators here. And here is a sneak peek at the winners: The eight award winners are: Jess Walter for “The Cold Millions” (Fiction); E.J. Koh for…

2020 Washington State Book Award Winners Announced

2020 Washington State Book Award Winners Announced

  The Washington Center for the Book has selected the 2020 Washington State Book Awards (WSBA) winners for outstanding books published by Washington authors in 2019. This is the 54th year of the program, formerly called the Governor’s Writers Awards. A complete list of 2020 WSBA Finalists can be found here. Picture Books  “Flora Forager ABC” by Bridget Beth Collins,…

Looking for judges for the 2020 Washington State Book Awards

Looking for judges for the 2020 Washington State Book Awards

We are looking for librarians and booksellers to judge our youth categories (picture books through young adult literature) and adult categories for the 2020 Washington State Book Awards. If selected, you’ll be reading and evaluating books by Washington authors, collaborating with other judges through a series of online meetings, and meeting once (sometime between late May and early July, tbd)…

2019 Washington State Book Award finalists!

2019 Washington State Book Award finalists!

Here are the finalists in eight categories for the 2019 Washington State Book Awards (WSBA) for outstanding books published by Washington authors in 2018. Congratulations to all authors and illustrators, and be sure to get these books on your reading list:    BOOKS FOR ADULTS  FICTION The Best Bad Things by Katrina Carrasco, of Seattle (MCD/Farrar, Straus and Giroux) The…

Announcing the 2018 Book Award Finalists!

Announcing the 2018 Book Award Finalists!

Congratulations to the finalists in the 2018 Washington State Book Awards Fiction: This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel, of Seattle (Flatiron Books) The Cold Eye by Laura Anne Gilman, of Seattle (Simon & Schuster) The Other Alcott by Elise Hooper, of Seattle (HarperCollins) Solar Reboot by Matthew D. Hunt, of Clearview (Matthew D. Hunt) George and Lizzie…