The annual California Book Awards, which began in 1931, recognize the state’s best writers and illuminate the wealth and diversity of literature written in California. Monetary prizes are given in the categories of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, juvenile literature, young adult literature, first work of fiction, Californiana and notable contribution to publishing.

2018 California Book Awards Winners

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PUBLISHERS: Books published in 2018 will be accepted for submission from September 15 to December 15, 2018. 

Awards ceremony for 2018 winners: Monday, June 10, 2019

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