Every year our state celebrates the best books of the year.
The Washington State Book Awards are a prestigious award for authors in our state, being named a Finalist is almost as good as being named the winner. The competition is tough and to be chosen for it is a huge accomplishment!
Congrats to the winner (Christine Deavel, who is the co-owner of Seattle's Poetry Only bookstore, Open Books) and to all the finalists.
if you've been looking for a new poetry book to buy, here's a great list to start out your autumn reading!
WASHINGTON STATE BOOK AWARDS:
- "Woodnote" by Christine Deavel, of Wallingford in Seattle (Bear Star Press)
- "Every Dress a Decision" by Elizabeth Austen, of West Seattle (Blue Begonia Press)
- "What Have You Done to Our Ears to Make Us Hear Echoes?" by Arlene Kim, of Belltown in Seattle (Milkweed Editions)
- "Underdog" by Katrina Roberts, of Walla Walla (University of Washington Press)
- "The Little Office of the Immaculate Conception" by Martha Silano, of Mount Baker in Seattle (Saturnalia Books)
You can read the full list of all genres here.