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Washington State Book Awards

The Washington Center for the Book administers the annual Washington State Book Awards (formerly the Governor's Writers Awards), given for outstanding books published by Washington authors the previous year.

2016 Washington State Book Awards

The Washington State Book Awards ceremony was held on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016.

A book award is given based on the strength of the publication's literary merit, lasting importance and overall quality. The awards and celebration are sponsored by The Seattle Public Library Foundation.

2016 Book Award Winners (for books published in 2015):

Fiction

 

Poetry

 

Biography/Memoir

 

History/General Nonfiction

 

SCANDIUZZI CHILDREN'S BOOK AWARD FINALISTS

Picture Book

 

Books for Early Readers (ages 6 to 8)

 

Books for Middle Readers (ages 9 to 12)

 

Books for Young Adults (ages 13 to 18)

 

The jury for the adult awards: Linda Andrews, instructor, English, Walla Walla Community College; Lisa Bitney, adult services librarian, Tacoma Public Library; Pam Cady, manager, University Book Store; Lisa Gresham, collection support manager, Whatcom County Library System; and Paul Hanson, general manager, Village Books, Bellingham.

The jury for the Scandiuzzi Children's Book Awards: Thomas Brown, librarian, Laurelhurst Elementary School in Seattle; Judy Hobbs, retired children's book buyer, Third Place Books; and Carmine Rau, children's librarian, Bainbridge Public Library, Kitsap Regional Library.

 

How to enter

Entry forms and submission guidelines are available for download below or by sending an email to the Washington Center for the Book at wsba@spl.org.

Entry form pdf

The deadline for nominations is April 1.

We thank our sponsor

This program is made possible with the generous support of The Seattle Public Library Foundation.

The Seattle Public Library Foundation