Congratulations to the 2022 Washington State Book Award Finalists

Congratulations to 39 finalists in eight categories for the 2022 Washington State Book Awards (WSBA) for outstanding books published by Washington authors in 2021.

A winner in each category will be announced on September 13, 2022.

2022 WSBA FINALISTS: BOOKS FOR ADULTS CATEGORIES
Biography/Memoir
Creative Nonfiction
Fiction
General Nonfiction
Poetry
2022 WSBA FINALISTS: BOOKS FOR YOUTH CATEGORIES
Picture Books
Books for Young Readers
Books for Young Adult Readers

The Washington State Book Awards are presented by the Washington Center for the Book and The Seattle Public Library.  These awards honor outstanding books published by Washington authors in 2021. 

This year, the judges read and evaluated 243 books. The judges for adult titles were:  Andrea Y. Griffith, Owner, Browsers Bookshop in Olympia;  Valerie McBeth, Librarian, Northwest Indian College Library; Tiffany Midge, Author and 2020 Washington State Book Award finalist; Corinne Wilson, Librarian, Spokane County Library District; Jenna Zarzycki, Librarian, Covington Library / King County Librarian System

The judges for youth titles were: Tamar Clarke, Teen Services Coordinator, Whatcom County Library System; Avery Mead, Teacher-Librarian, East Valley High School Library in Spokane Valley;  and Christopher Robert, Librarian, Seattle Public Schools.

You can find more information about the book awards previous years’ finalists and winners, and submission policies for the 2023 awards at the Washington Center for the Book website. 

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