The Oregon Book Awards are presented annually by Literary Arts, Inc. for the finest accomplishments by Oregon writers. Although awards are given in more categories, we have selected two categories for this listing: Fiction and Nonfiction.
FICTION 2010/2011: Lean on Pete by Willy Vlautin 2009: Livability by Jon Raymond 2008: Bearing the Body by Ehud Havazelet 2007: Twenty Questions by Alison Clement 2006: The Best People in the World by Justin Tussing 2005: How I Paid For College: a novel of sex, theft, friendship, and musical theater by Marc Acito 2004: Axeman's Jazz by Tracy Daugherty 2003: His Mother's Son by Cai Emmons 2002: Necessary Grace to Fall by Gina Ochsher 2001: Throwing Knives by Molly Best Tinsley 2000: Storm Riders by Craig Lesley 1999: Like Never Before by Ehud Havazelet 1998: The Ugliest House in the World by Peter Ho Davies 1997: Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk 1996: What Falls Away by Tracy Daugherty 1995: Native Speaker by Chang-rae Lee 1994: Arabian Jazz by Diana Abu-Jaber 1993: Dreams Like Thunder by Diane Simmons 1992: Searoad by Ursula Le Guin 1991: (no recipients) 1990: The Jump-off Creek by Molly Gloss 1989: Cardinal Numbers by Hob Broun 1988: Within Normal Limits by Todd Grimson 1987: Resurrectionists by Russell Working
NONFICTION 2010/2011: Savages and Scoundrels by Paul VanDevelder 2009: Hiding Man : a Biography of Donald Bartheleme by Tracy Daugherty 2008: One Night in America: Robert Kennedy, Cesar Chavez, and the Dream of Dignity by Steven W. Bender 2007: Democracy Reborn: the fourteenth amendment and the fight for equal rights in post-Civil War America by Garrett Epps 2006: Modern Passings: death rites, politics, and social change in Imperial Japan by Andrew Bernstein 2005: Plague and Fire: battling black death and the burning of Honolulu's Chinatown by James C. Mohr 2004: In Search of Ancient Oregon by Ellen Morris Bishop 2003: Dispatches and Dictators by Barbara S. Mahoney 2002: My Wars are Laid Away in Books by Alfred Habegger 2001: When Broken Glass Floats by Chanrithy Him 2000: The Night Gardener by Marjorie Sandor 1999: The Left Hand of Eden by William Ashworth 1998: Making It Home by Lars Nordström 1997: Looking After by John Daniel 1996: Volcano by Garrett Hongo 1995: Voyage of a Summer Sun by Robin Cody 1994: Stubborn Twig by Lauren Kessler 1993: The Trail Home by John Daniel 1992: No Duty to Retreat by Richard M. Brown 1991: (two awards given) Wings for My Flight by Marcy Cottrell Houle -and- My Country, My Right to Serve by Mary Ann Humphrey 1990: Baja Journey by Robin Carey 1989: A Golden Journey by Luther S. Cressman 1988: Faces of a Reservation by Cynthia Stowell 1987: Arctic Dreams by Barry Lopez
*There were no 2010 awards because they changed the time frame for the awards.