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SCIBA Book Awards Finalists Announced

Monday, July 18, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Andrea Vuleta
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Each year The Southern California Independent Booksellers Association selects seven award-winning titles. These are nominated by industry professionals, and chosen by independent booksellers as best (mostly) regional offerings from the previous 12 months.

 All of the books are written or illustrated by Southern California residents, with the exception of the Glenn Goldman Award for Art, Architecture, and Photography. This legacy award is given to honor Glenn Goldman’s personal interest in this category. Our other legacy award is named for T. Jefferson Parker, in the Mystery and Thriller category, due to his constant support of booksellers and writers in Southern California.

 This year we received nearly two hundred nominations for the seven categories. The finalists for each category are:


  • Art, Architecture, and Photography
    • Los Angeles Central Library: A History of Art and Architecture by Arnold Schwartzman (photography) and Stephen Gee
    • Mid-Century Modern Women in the Visual Arts by Ellen Surrey
    • Sam Maloof: 36 Views of a Master Woodworker by Fred Sutterberg
  • Adult Fiction
    • Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal
    • Lily and the Octopus by Steven Rowley
    • Lost Canyon by Nina Revoyr
  • Adult Non-Fiction
    • Little Flower Baking by Christin Moore
    • Thirsty: William Mulholland, California Water, and the Real Chinatown by Marc Weingarten
    • Woody Guthrie L.A. 1937 to 1941 by Darryl Holter and William Deverell
  • Mystery and Thriller
    • Before the Fall by Noah Hawley
    • Orphan X by Gregg Hurwitz
    • The Promise by Robert Crais
  • Picture Books
    • Be a Friend by Salina Yoon
    • Tell me a Tattoo Story by Eliza Wheeler
    • The Day the Crayons Came Home by Drew Daywalt; Illustrated by Oliver Jeffers
  • Middle Grade
    • Appleblossom the Possum by Holly Goldberg Sloan
    • The Toymaker’s Apprentice by Sherri L. Smith
    • The Curse of the Boggin by D.J. MacHale
  • Young Adult
    • Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
    • Unbound by Neal Shusterman 
    • Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon


Awards will be presented during the SCIBA Fall Trade Show on October 22, 2016, at The Garland in North Hollywood.