Ursula K. Le Guin Wins the Oregon Book Award for Fiction

The Oregonian reports that Ursula K. Le Guin has won the Ken Kesey Award for Fiction at the Oregon Book Awards for her book, The Unreal and The Real: Collected Stories Vol. 1 and 2. Ms. LeGuin is 84 years old and has won numerous awards for her fiction, including a National Book Award, numerous Locus Awards, four Nebulas, two Hugos, and the World Fantasy Award. She has won numerous lifetime achievement awards and was named a Living Legend by the U.S. Library of Congress. She has also been honored for her achievements in nonfiction. She is best known for her Earthsea series.

Graham Salisbury picked up his eighth Oregon Book Award; he has won twice as many Oregon Book Awards as any other author. This year he won the Eloise Jarvis McGraw Award for Children's Literature for "Calvin Coconut: Extra Famous.

Mary Szybist won the Stafford/Hall Award for Poetry for Incarnadine, which also won a National Book Award last year. The Frances Fuller Victor Award for General Nonfiction went to Paul Collins for Duel With the Devil: The True Story of How Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr Teamed Up to Take On America's First Sensational Murder Mystery. Kari Luna won the Leslie Bradshaw Award for Young Adult Literature for The Theory of Everything.

The Oregon Book Awards & Fellowships supports, promotes, and celebrates the writers and publishers of the state of Oregon. You can see the full list of winners and fellowship recipients here.

Posted on March 18, 2014

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