California Book Awards

Winners of the 85th California Book Awards

Winners of the 85th Annual California Book Awards

FICTION
Gold: Lucia BerlinA Manual for Cleaning Women, Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Silver: Ernest J. FinneyElevation 6040, Texas Review Press
 
NONFICTION
Gold: Jill LeovyGhettoside, Spiegel & Grau
Silver: Steve SilbermanNeurotribes, Avery Publishing
 
YOUNG ADULT
Gold: Neal ShustermanChallenger Deep, Harper Teen
Silver: Andrew SmithThe Alex Crow, Dutton Books for Young Readers
 
FIRST FICTION
Gold: Viet Thanh Nguyen, The Sympathizer, Grove Press; First Edition
 
JUVENILE
Gold: Alex GinoGeorge, Scholastic Press
 
POETRY
Gold: Beth MurrayCancer Angel, Belladonna Publishing
 
CALIFORNIANA
Gold: Tom Killion, California's Wild Edge, Heyday
 
CONTRIBUTION TO PUBLISHING
Gold: The Collected Letters of Robinson Jeffers, Edited by James Karman, Stanford University Press
 

Important Upcoming Dates

#CBA85: 85th Annual California Book Awards Competition
Awards Ceremony: June 13, 2016 

#CBA86 Submission Deadline: Submissions for The Commonwealth Club of California's 86th Annual California Book Awards will be accepted starting in July 2016. Authors and publishers are invited to submit entries online for books published in 2016 to the 86th California Book Awards. Deadline is December 23, 2016.

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