California Book Awards

Finalists for the 85th Annual California Book Awards

FICTION
Lucia Berlin, A Manual for Cleaning Women, Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Ernest J. Finney, Elevation 6040, Texas Review Press
Adam Johnson, Fortune Smiles, Random House; First Edition
 
NONFICTION
Jill Leovy, Ghettoside, Spiegel & Grau
Sam Quinones, Dreamland, Bloomsbury Press
Steve Silberman, Neurotribes, Avery Publishing
T.J. Stiles, Custer’s Trials, Alfred A. Knopf
 
YOUNG ADULT
Marilyn Hilton, Full Cicada Moo, Dial Books for Young Readers
Pam Munoz Ryan, Echo, Scholastic Press
Neal Shusterman, Challenger Deep, Harper Teen
Andrew Smith, The Alex Crow, Dutton Books for Young Readers
 
FIRST FICTION
Val Brelinski, The Girl Who Slept With God, Viking Books
Viet Thanh Nguyen, The Sympathizer, Grove Press; First Edition
 
JUVENILE
Margarita Engle, Drum Dream Girl, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH Books for Young Readers)
Marcus Ewert , Mummy Cat, Clarion Books
Alex Gino, George, Scholastic Press
Judd Winick, Hilo: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth, Random House Books for Young Readers
 
POETRY
Gabriella Klein, Land Sparing, Nightboat Books
Juan Felipe Herrera, Notes on the Assemblage, City Lights Publishers
Coste Lewis, Voyage of the Sable Venus and Other Poems, Alfred A. Knopf
Brent Armendinger, The Ghost in Us Was Multiplying, Noemi Press
Beth Murray, Cancer Angel, Belladonna Publishing

 

Important Upcoming Dates

#CBA85: 85th Annual California Book Awards Competition

Submission Deadline: Midnight, December 22, 2015 (closed)
Finalists Announced: March 28, 2016
Winners Announced: May 2016
Awards Ceremony: June 13, 2016

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