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33rd Annual Northern California Book Awards


Celebrating books published by Northern California authors in 2013


Winners announced Sunday, April 27, 2014

KORET AUDITORIUM • SAN FRANCISCO MAIN LIBRARY
CIVIC CENTER • FREE ADMISSION

1:00-2:30 pm: Awards Ceremony • 2:30-4:00 pm: Book Signing & Reception

Program includes readings and remarks by this year's award-winning authors

FRED CODY LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Adam Hochschild
Author, Journalist, Historian







NCBR RECOGNITION AWARD
City Arts & Lectures

POETRY
Seasonal Works with Letters on Fire, Brenda Hillman, Wesleyan (WINNER)
Black Crow Dress, Roxane Beth Johnson, Alice James Books
Spiral Trace, Jack Marshall, Coffee House Press
The Palace of Contemplating Departure, Brynn Saito, Red Hen Press
Here Come the Warm Jets, Alli Warren, City Lightsbrn

FICTION
At Night We Walk in Circles, Daniel Alarcón, Riverhead (WINNER)
Sorrow, Catherine Gammon, Braddock Avenue Books
The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells, Andrew Sean Greer, Ecco
A Constellation of Vital Phenomena, Anthony Marra, Hogarth
Last Car Over the Sagamore Bridge, Peter Orner, Little, Brown

CREATIVE NONFICTION
Cool Gray City of Love: 49 Views of San Francisco, Gary Kamiya, Bloomsbury (WINNER)
The Cooked Seed, Anchee Min, Bloomsbury
The Faraway Nearby, Rebecca Solnit, Viking
Beyond the Possible: 50 Years of Radical Change at Glide, Cecil Williams and Janice Mirikitani, HarperOne
Teardown: Memoir of a Vanishing City, Gordon Young, University of California Press

GENERAL NONFICTION
Down by the Bay: San Francisco's History Between the Tides, Matthew Morse Booker, University of California Press
League of Denial: The NFL, Concussions and the Battle for Truth, Mark Fainaru-Wada, and Steve Fainaru, Crown Archetype
Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety, Eric Schlosser, The Penguin Press (WINNER)
Carol and John Steinbeck: Portrait of a Marriage, Susan Shillinglaw, University of Nevada Press
An Atomic Love Story: The Extraordinary Women in Robert Oppenheimer's Life, Shirley Streshinsky and Patricia Klaus, Turner Publishing

TRANSLATION
Fiction
The Mongolian Conspiracy, Rafael Bernal, translated by Katherine Silver from the Spanish, New Directions
The Mehlis Report, Rabee Jaber, translated by Kareem James Abu-Zeid from the Arabic, New Directions
The Art of Joy, Goliarda Sapienza, translated by Anne Milano Appel from the Italian, Farrar, Straus and Giroux (WINNER)
Poetry
Poems of Consummation, Vicente Aleixandre, translated from the Spanish by Stephen Kessler, Black Widow Press
Colonies, poems, Tomasz Rozycki, translated from the Polish by Mira Rosenthal, Zephyr Press (WINNER)
Landscape with Yellow Birds, Selected Poems, José Ángel Valente, translated from the Spanish by Thomas Christensen, Archipelago Books

CHILDREN'S LITERATURE
Younger Readers
Mira's Diary: Home Sweet Rome, Marissa Moss, Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
Battle Bunny, Jon Scieszka and Mac Barnett, Simon & Schuster (WINNER)
The Dark, Lemony Snicket and Jon Klassen, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Young Adult
Freakboy, Kristin Elizabeth Clark, Farrar, Straus and Giroux (WINNER)
Tarnish, Katherine Longshore, Viking
Lara's Gift, Annemarie O'Brien, Knopf

The Northern California Book Awards are presented and sponsored by Northern California Book Reviewers, Poetry Flash, Center for the Art of Translation, Red Room (redroom.com), PEN West, Mechanics' Institute, Women's National Book Association-SF Chapter, San Francisco Public Library, Friends of the San Francisco Public Library, and Readers Bookstore at the Main.

Winners will be announced at the Awards. Free admission; open to the public. For more information: Poetryflash.org, 510.525.5476, NCBR@poetryflash.org.

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