Holman Library News

Holman Library serves Green River Community College in Auburn, WA.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Washington Center for the Book Announces 2007 Washington State Book Award Winners

The Washington Center for the Book at The Seattle Public Library announced that six books written by local authors are winners of the 2007 Washington State Book Awards.

The 2007 Washington State Book Award winners are:
Fiction: "The Dead Fish Museum" by Charles D'Ambrosio, who now lives in Portland, Ore. (Alfred A. Knopf)

Poetry: "Spectral Waves" by Madeline DeFrees, of Seattle's Ballard neighborhood (Copper Canyon Press)

History/Biography: "James Tiptree Jr.: The Double Life of Alice B. Sheldon by Julie Phillips, who now lives in Amsterdam (St. Martins Press)

General Nonfiction: "River of Memory: The Everlasting Columbia" by William D. Layman, of Wenatchee (University of Washington Press)

"Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant" a picture book by Jack Prelutsky (author), of Bainbridge Island, and Carin Berger (illustrator), of New York City (Greenwillow Books)

"Grand & Humble," a novel by Brent Hartinger, of Tacoma (Harper Tempest)

The authors of the six award-winning books, as well as the illustrator of the picture book, will receive a $1,000 honorarium, thanks to the generous support of The Seattle Public Library Foundation and Eulalie and Carlo Scandiuzzi.

For more information contact:

Chris Higashi, Washington Center for the Book program manager