California Book Awards

84th Annual California Book Awards Winners (Read the .)

Winners of 84th Annual California Book Awards Competition Announced

Awards Ceremony:

Sponsored by Bank of the West

GOLD MEDALS Awarded to

FICTION An Unnecessary Woman, by Rabih Alameddine, Grove Press

FIRST FICTION Waiting for the Electricity, by Christina Nichol, The Overlook Press

NONFICTION The Crusades of Cesar Chavez, by Miriam Pawel, Bloomsbury Press

POETRY The Feel Trio, by Fred Moten, Letter Machine Editions

JUVENILE The Fourteenth Goldfish, by Jennifer L. Holm, Random House Books for Young Readers

YOUNG ADULT Gabi, A Girl in Pieces, by Isabel Quintero, Cinco Puntos Press

CONTRIBUTION TO PUBLISHING The Heyday of Malcolm Margolin, by Kim Bancroft, Heyday Books

CALIFORNIANA San Francisco’s Jewel City: The Panama-Pacific International Exposition of 1915, by Laura Ackley, Heyday Books


FICTION Orfeo, by Richard Powers, W. W. Norton & Company

FIRST FICTION The Un-Americans, by Molly Antopol, W. W. Norton & Company

NONFICTION Deep Down Dark, by Hector Tobar, Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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