Here's the fiction category:
KEN KESEY AWARD FOR FICTION
Judge: Phillip Lopate
Dan DeWeese of Portland You Don’t Love This Man (Harper Perennial)
Patrick DeWitt of Portland The Sisters Brothers (Ecco)
Brian Doyle of Portland Mink River (Oregon State University Press)
Matthew Stadler of Portland Chloe Jarren’s La Cucaracha (Publication Studio)
There are also some great nominees in the graphic literature category, the first time that award has been offered. (I am particularly fond of Stumptown, a great PDX-set noir by Greg Rucka and Matthew Southworth.)
In the creative nonfiction category, both Lidia Yuknavitch's The Chronology of Water and Sarahlee Lawrence's River House are nominated, two great books that represent, in different ways, the best memoir has to offer—that's a ridiculously tough choice.
Here's the whole list.
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