29th Annual Northern California Book Awards

Sun Apr 18, 2010
San Francisco Main Public Library
Books, City, Literary


Join us for the 29th Annual Northern California Book Awards. The awards honor the work of Northern California authors in Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Translation and Children's Literature. The featured speaker is Cody Award winner Nancy J. Peters, co-owner and former publisher of City Lights Books. A book sale by Book Bay follows the event. For more information on the awards visit http://www.poetryflash.org or 510/525-5476.
Nominated Titles:

* The Mechanics of Falling and Other Stories, Catherine Brady, University of Nevada Press
* Call Me Ahab: A Short Story Collection, Anne Finger, Bison Books
* The Servants' Quarters, Lynn Freed, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
* The Southern Cross, Skip Horack, Mariner Books
* Elegy for a Fabulous World, Alta Ifland, Ninebark Press
* The Vagrants, Yiyun Li, Random House


* Destiny Disrupted: A History of the World through Islamic Eyes, Tamim Ansary, Public Affairs
* Out of Our Heads: Why You Are Not Your Brain, and Other Lessons from the Biology of Consciousness, Alva No, Hill and Wang
* Trotsky: Downfall of a Revolutionary, Bertrand M. Patenaude, Harper
* Raymond Carver: A Writer's Life, Carol Sklenicka, Scribner
* Peruvian Rebel: The World of Magda Portal, with a Selection of Her Poems, Kathleen Weaver, Pennsylvania State University Press


* Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer, Novella Carpenter, The Penguin Press
* Manhood for Amateurs: The Pleasures and Regrets of a Husband, Father, and Son, Michael Chabon, Harper
* My Father's Love: Portrait of the Poet as a Young Girl, Sharon Doubiago, Wild Ocean Press
* Zeitoun, Dave Eggers, McSweeney's
* Birth Day: A Pediatrician Explores the Science, the History, and the Wonder of Childbirth, Mark Sloan, M.D., Ballantine Books


* Lucifer at the Starlite, Kim Addonizio, W.W. Norton
* The Mansion of Happiness, Robin Ekiss, VQR Poetry Series/University of Georgia Press
* Practical Water, Brenda Hillman, Wesleyan
* Chronic, D.A. Powell, Graywolf Press
* Of This World: New and Selected Poems, Joseph Stroud, Copper Canyon Press


* Translation by John Balcom, There's Nothing I Can Do When I Think of You Late at Night, by Cao Naiqian, from Chinese, Columbia University Press
* Translation by Jeanette K. Ringold, A Leap, by Anna Enquist, from Dutch, The Toby Press
* Translation by Matthew B. Smith, Running Away, by Jean-Philippe Toussaint, from French, Dalkey Archive Press


* Translation by Brother Anthony of Taize, Young-moo Kim, and Gary Gach, Songs for Tomorrow: A Collection of Poems 1960-2002, by Ko Un, from Korean, Green Integer
* Translation by Chana Bloch and Chana Kronfeld, Hovering at a Low Altitude: The Collected Poetry of Dahlia Ravikovitch, from Hebrew, W.W. Norton
* Translation by Stephen Kessler, Desolation of the Chimera, by Luis Cernuda, from Spanish, White Pine Press


* Zero Is the Leaves on the Tree, Betsy Franco, illustrator Shino Arihara,Tricycle Press
* Night Lights, Susan Gal, Knopf Books for Young Readers
* Mother Goose in California, Doug Hansen, author/illustrator, Heyday Books
* Hold Still, Nina LaCour, Dutton Juvenile
* Ash, Malinda Lo, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers


Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry,
edited by Camille T. Dungy, University of Georgia Press


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