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View other events for the week of 6/ 6/2013
The 82nd Annual California Book Awards
Date Thursday June 06
Time 5:15 PM - 8:15 PM
Location Details
The Commonwealth Club
595 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
Event Type Other
Organizer/AuthorMellon O'Keefe
Since 1931, the California Book Awards have honored literary excellence among authors in the Golden State. At our special awards ceremony, we will bestow gold and silver medals in several categories, including: fiction, nonfiction, first fiction, poetry, young adult, juvenile, Californiana and contribution to publishing. Hear from some literary giants and amazing writers. See you at the ceremony!

Winning authors confirmed to attend thus far:

Gold Medalists
FICTION: Adam Johnson: The Orphan Master's Son, Random House
FIRST FICTION: Jennifer duBois: A Partial History of Lost Causes, Random House
NONFICTION: Victoria Sweet: God’s Hotel: A Doctor, A Hospital, and A Pilgrimage to the Heart of Medicine, Riverhead Books
JUVENILE: Katherine Applegate: The One and Only Ivan, Harper Collins
YOUNG ADULT: Morgan Matson: Second Chance Summer, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
CONTRIBUTION TO PUBLISHING: Ken and Melanie Light: Valley of Shadows and Dreams, Heyday Press

Silver Medalists
FIRST FICTION: Mariah K. Young: Masha'allah and Other Stories, Heyday Press
YOUNG ADULT: Marissa Moss: A Soldier’s Secret: The Incredible True Story of Sarah Edmonds, a Civil War Hero, Amulet Books

Location: SF Club Office
Time: 5:15 p.m. check-in/pre-program reception, 6 p.m. awards ceremony, 7:15 p.m. book signing and reception
Cost: $20 standard, $15 members, $7 students (with valid ID)
Also know: Part of the Good Lit Series, underwritten by The Bernard Osher Foundation. Special thanks to Dr. Martha Cox and the late Ambassador Bill Lane for their generous endowment, allowing the California Book Awards to take place. In partnership with the Bank of the West.
Added to the calendar on Monday Jun 3rd, 2013 12:49 PM
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