California Book Awards

Finalists of the 86th Annual California Book Awards

Nonfiction
The Coyote’s Bicycle, Kimball Taylor, Tin House Books
Engineering Eden, Jordan Fisher Smith, Crown Publishing and Penguin/Random House
The Other Slavery, Andrés Resende, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Spain in Our Hearts, Adam Hochschild, Mariner Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Strangers in Their Own Land, Arlie Russell Hochschild, The New Press

Fiction
The Jungle Around Us, Anne Raeff, University of Georgia Press
Moonglow: A Novel, Michael Chabon, HarperCollins Publishers
The Portable Veblen, Elizabeth Mckenzie, Penguin Books / Penguin Random House
They May Not Mean to But They Do, Cathleen Schine Sarah Crichton Books / Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Juvenile
The Airport Book, Lisa Brown, Roaring Brook Press and Macmillan Children's Publishing Group
Cloud and Wallfish, Anne Nesbet, Candlewick Press and Walker Books
Crow Smarts: Inside the Brain of the World’s Brightest Bird, Pamela S. Turner, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers
Full of Beans, Jennifer L. Holm, Random House Books for Young Readers and Penguin/Random House

Young Adult
Garvey’s Choice, Nikki Grimes, WordSong and Boyds Mill Press
Scythe, Neal Shusterman, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
The Sun Is Also a Star, Nicola Yoon, Delacorte Press and Random House Children’s Books

First Fiction
Deceit and Other Possibilities, Vanessa Hua, Aquarius Press/Willow Books
Dog Years, Melissa Yancy, University of Pittsburgh Press

Poetry
Buck Studies, Douglas Kearney, FENCE/Fence Books
Position Paper, Carol Snow, Counterpath Press
Restless Continent, Aja Couchois Duncan, Litmus Press and Ether Sea Projects, Inc.
The Laughter of the Sphinx, Michael Palmer, New Directions Publishing Company

California Book Awards Finalists 2017

Important Upcoming Dates

#CBA86: 86th Annual California Book Awards Competition
Awards Ceremony: June 12, 2017 

#CBA87 Submission Deadline: Submissions for The Commonwealth Club of California's 86th Annual California Book Awards will be accepted starting in August 2017. Authors and publishers are invited to submit entries online for books published in 2017 to the 87th California Book Awards. Deadline is Friday, December 22, 2017.