NW Indie Bookstores Honor Local Authors

The Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association announced the recipients of the 2021 Pacific Northwest Book Awards this week. Selected by a volunteer committee of independent booksellers from 400 nominated titles published in 2020, the books come from both large and small publishers and celebrate a diversity of authors working in the Pacific Northwest.

This year PNBA and its member stores will host a free virtual public celebration with the winners of this year’s Awards. The Pacific Northwest Book Awards Celebration, is set for February 10. Registration instructions appears on the 2021 winners announcement page at NWBookLovers.org.

This year’s winners are:

Cemetery Boys
Aiden Thomas (Portland, OR)
Swoon Reads / Feiwel & Friends / Macmillan

Lupe Wong Won’t Dance
Donna Barba Higuera (Issaquah, WA)
Levine Querido

The Magical Language of Others: A Memoir
E.J. Koh (Seattle, WA)
Tin House Books

Mexican Gothic
Silvia Moreno-Garcia (Vancouver, BC)
Del Rey / Penguin Random House

rough house
Tina Ontiveros (The Dalles, OR)
Oregon State University Press

This Is My America
Kim Johnson​ (Eugene, OR)
Random House Books for Young Readers