88th Annual California Book Awards

 
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This Year's Winners

FIRST FICTION
Gold Medal: There There, by Tommy Orange, Alfred A. Knopf
Silver Medal: Fruit of the Drunken Tree, by Ingrid Rojas Contreras, Doubleday

FICTION
Gold Medal: The Mars Room, by Rachel Kushner, Scribner
Silver Medal: Winter Kept Us Warm, by Anne Raeff, Counterpoint Press

POETRY
Gold Medal: Total Recall, by Samantha Giles, Krupskaya
NONFICTION
Gold Medal: The Library Book, by Susan Orlean, Simon & Schuster
Silver Medal: American Prison, by Shane Bauer, Penguin Press

CALIFORNIANA
Gold Medal: The Browns of California, by Miriam Pawel, Bloomsbury Publishing

JUVENILE
Gold Medal: The Language of Spells, by Garret Weyr, Chronicle Books
YOUNG ADULT
Gold Medal: Picture Us In the Light, by Kelly Loy Gilbert, Disney-Hyperion

CONTRIBUTION TO PUBLISHING
Gold Medal: Carleton Watkins: Making the West American, by Tyler Green, University of California Press

This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on June 10th, 2019.

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