finalists for the 23rd annual Oregon Book Awards.
Matt Love,
Citadel of the Spirit: Oregon's Sesquicentennial Anthology
Matthew Dickman
Ken Kesey Award For Fiction

Miriam Gershow of Eugene, The Local News (Spiegel & Grau)

Gina Ochsner of Keizer, The Russian Dreambook of Color and Flight (Portobello Books)

Barbara Pope of Eugene, Cezanne's Quarry (Pegasus Books)

Jon Raymond of Portland, Livability: Stories (Bloomsbury)

Leslie What of Eugene, Crazy Love: Stories (Wordcraft of Oregon)

Stafford/Hall Award For Poetry

Alicia Cohen of Portland, Debts and Obligations (O Press)

Matthew Dickman of Portland, All-American Poem (American Poetry Review)

Endi Bogue Hartigan of Portland, One Sun Storm (Center for Literary Publishing)

Andrew Michael Roberts of Portland, something has to happen next (University of Iowa Press)

Crystal Williams of Portland, Troubled Tongues (Lotus Press)

Frances Fuller Victor Award For General Nonfiction

Tracy Daugherty of Corvallis, Hiding Man: A Biography of Donald Barthelme (St.Martin's Press)

Bonnie Henderson of Eugene, Strand: An Odyssey of Pacific Ocean Debris (OSU Press)

John Laursen of Portland, Wild Beauty (OSU Press)

Donna Matrazzo of Portland, Wild Things: Adventures of a Grassroots Environmentalist (IUniverse)

Jeffrey St. Clair of Oregon City, Born Under a Bad Sky: Notes from the Dark Side of the Earth (AK Press)

Sarah Winnemucca Award For Creative Nonfiction

Bibi Gaston of The Dalles, The Loveliest Woman in America: A Tragic Actress, Her Lost Diaries, and Her Granddaughter's Search for Home (William Morrow)

Debra Gwartney of Finn Rock, Live Through This: A Mother's Memoir of Runaway Daughters and Reclaimed Love (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

John Kroger of Salem, Convictions: A Prosecutor's Battles Against Mafia Killers, Drug Kingpins, and Enron Thieves (Farrar, Strauss, Giroux)

Floyd Skloot of Portland, The Wink of the Zenith: The Shaping of a Writer's Life University of Nebraska Press)

Eloise Jarvis McGraw Award For Children's Literature

The winner in this category is Deborah Hopkinson of Corvallis, Keep On! The Story of Matthew Henson, Co-discoverer of the North Pole (Peach Tree)

Leslie Bradshow Award For Young Adult Literature

Carmen Bernier-Grand of Portland, Diego: Bigger Than Life (Marshall Cavendish)

David Greenberg of Portland, A Tugging String (Dutton)

Graham Salisbury of Lake Oswego, Calvin Coconut, Trouble Magnet (Wendy Lamb Books)

Roland Smith of Wilsonville, I.Q. Book One: Independence Hall (Harcourt Paperbacks)

Virginia Euwer Wolff of Oregon City, This Full House (Harper Teen)

Special Awards

The Stewart H. Holbrook Leterary Legacy Award

Matt Love of Newport

The Walt Morey Young Readers Literary Legacy Award

The Dove Lewis Animal Assisted Therapy Program: Read to the Dogs Program of Portland