Friday, September 5, 2014

HILD nominated for the Washington State Book Award

I'm delighted to announce that Hild is one of the five finalists for the Washington State Book AwardThe winners will be announced the evening of Friday October 10, 7:00 pm, at the Microsoft Auditorium at the central library, at 7 pm. Tickets are free, and there's a reception and book signing afterwards upstairs in the Central Library Living Room, complete with music by Seattle7Writers rock band.

The full nominee list, plus nominees for the two children's awards:


  • Temple Grove by Scott Elliott (University of Washington Press)
  • Hild by Nicola Griffith (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
  • Half as Happy by Gregory Spatz (Engine Books)
  • We Live in Water by Jess Walter (Harper Perennial)
  • Wilderness by Lance Weller (Bloomsbury)
  • What I’ve Stolen, What I’ve Earned by Sherman Alexie (Hanging Loose Press)
  • Self-Storage by Rebecca Hoogs (Stephen F. Austin University Press)
  • Through the Second Skin by Derek Sheffield (Orchises Press) 
  • Rough Day by Ed Skoog (Copper Canyon Press)
  • Pacific Walkers by Nance van Winckel (University of Washington Press)
  • Woman Rebel: The Margaret Sanger Story by Peter Bagge (Drawn & Quarterly)
  • Confessions of a Latter-Day Virgin by Nicole Hardy (Hyperion Books)
  • The Family: Three Journeys Into the Heart of the Twentieth Century by David Laskin (Viking Books)
  • Driving Home: An American Journey by Jonathan Raban (Sasquatch Books)
History/General Nonfiction
  • The Boy Who Shot the Sheriff: The Redemption of Herbert Niccolls Jr. by Nancy Bartley (University of Washington Press)
  • The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown (Viking Books)
  • The Mushroom Hunters: On the Trail of an Underground America by Langdon Cook (Ballantine Books)
  • Wolves in the Land of Salmon by David Moskowitz (Timber Press)
Scandiuzzi Children’s Book Award Finalists
Picture Book
  • Frog Song by Brenda Guiberson, illustrated by Gennady Spirin (Henry Holt)
  • Stardines Swim High Across the Sky and Other Poems by Jack Prelutsky, illustrated by Carin Berger (Greenwillow Books)
  • Once Upon a Memory by Nina Laden, illustrated by Renata Liwska (Little, Brown and Company)
  • Who Put the Cookies in the Cookie Jar? by George Shannon, illustrated by Julie Paschkis (Henry Holt)
  • What Do You Do With an Idea? by Kobi Yamada, illustrated by Mae Besom (Compendium Kids)
Books for Early Readers, Middle Readers, and Young Adults 
  • The Wrap-Up List by Steven Arntson (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
  • Wise Young Fool by Sean Beaudoin (Little, Brown and Company)
  • And Then, Story Starters by M.H. Clark (Compendium, Inc.)
  • Jumped In by Patrick Flores-Scott (Henry Holt)
  • The League by Thatcher Heldring (Delacorte Press)
  • Duke by Kirby Larson (Scholastic Press)
  • The Sasquatch Escape by Suzanne Selfors (Little, Brown and Company)
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