92nd Annual California Book Awards
Since 1931, the California Book Awards have honored the exceptional literary merit of California writers and publishers. Each year a select jury considers hundreds of books from around the state in search of the very best in literary achievement.
Over its nine decades, the California Book Awards have honored the writers who have come to define California to the world. Among them are John Steinbeck, Wallace Stegner, MFK Fisher, Thom Gunn, Richard Rodriquez, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Joan Didion, Ishmael Reed, and Amy Tan. Recent award winners include Hector Tobar, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Susan Orlean, Rachel Kushner, Rachel Khong, Tommy Orange, Morgan Parker and Steph Cha.
Join us for a special online-only awards event celebrating the winners of the 92nd annual California Book Awards!
This year’s winners include:
Heartbroke by Chelsea Bieker (Catapult)
Nightcrawling: A Novel, by Leila Mottley (Knopf)
American Midnight: The Great War, a Violent Peace, and Democracy’s Forgotten Crisis, by Adam Hochschild (Mariner Books)
Seen and Unseen: What Dorothea Lange, Toyo Miyatake, and Ansel Adams’s Photographs Reveal About the Japanese American Incarceration, by Elizabeth Partridge and Illustrated by Lauren Tamaki (Chronicle Books)
Ophelia After All, by Racquel Marie (Feiwel & Friends)
Time Regime: Poems, by Jhani Randhawa (Gaudy Boy)
The High Sierra: A Love Story, by Kim Stanley Robinson (Little Brown and Company)
Contribution to Publishing:
The Klamath Mountains: A Natural History, by Michael Kauffmann and Justin Garwood (Backcountry Press)
Bad Mexicans: Race, Empire, and Revolution in the Borderlands, by Kelly Lytle Hernández (W.W. Norton & Company)
The Man Who Could Move Clouds: A Memoir, by Ingrid Rojas Contreras (Doubleday)
The Red Arrow: A Novel, by William Brewer (Knopf)
The Commonwealth Club of California