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2018 SCIBA Book Awards Finalists
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 2018 SCIBA Book Award Finalists
The Southern California Independent Booksellers Association (SCIBA) has announced the finalists for their 2018 Annual Book Awards. The Awards recognize the creative talent of Southern California writers, editors, illustrators, and subject matter. The winners of the awards will be announced during SCIBA’s Annual Trade Show, which will take place on the 20th and 21st of October at the Sheraton Los Angeles San Gabriel Hotel.

The awards are chosen by Southern California booksellers. The most beloved books of the year are represented in eight categories. Award categories include: Adult Fiction, Adult Nonfiction, Adult Biography, Picture Book, Middle Grade, and Young Adult. There are two named awards—the Glenn Goldman Award for Art, Architecture, and Photography, and the T. Jefferson Parker Mystery Award. Glenn Goldman was the founder of West Hollywood’s Book Soup, and the legacy award is given in honor of his personal interest in this category. Bestselling Southern California mystery writer T. Jefferson Parker won in the mystery and suspense category so many times that the association chose to name it for him, even though he still publishes regularly
 
 Fiction
  
Uncommon Type -- Tom Hanks
 
Wonder Valley -- Ivy Pochoda
  
The Mars Room -- Rachel Kushner
Non Fiction 
 
I'll Be Gone in the Dark -- Michelle McNamara, Gillian Flynn (Introduction by), Patton Oswalt (Afterword by) 
  
From Here to Eternity -- Caitlin Doughty
  Photographic -- Isabel Quintero
Glenn Goldman Award for Art, Architecture, and Photography 
 Painting California -- Jean Stern, Molly Siple    Ink & Paint -- Mindy Johnson   California Captured -- Pierluigi Serraino, Emily Bills, Sam Lubell 
T. Jefferson Parker Mystery Award 
  
Watch Me Disappear -- Janelle Brown
  
Chicago -- David Mamet
  
Hellbent -- Gregg Hurwitz
Biography 
 
Room to Dream -- David Lynch
  
Paul Simon -- Robert Hilburn 
  
Barking to the Choir -- Gregory Boyle
Picture Book 
 
Yo Soy Muslim -- Mark Gonzales 
  Square -- Mac Barnett, Jon Klassen   
Drawn Together -- Minh Lê, Dan Santat (Illustrated by)
Middle Grade 
 
Checked -- Cynthia Kadohata 
 
Zinnia and the Bees -- Danielle Davis 
  
The Princess in Black and the Mysterious Playdate -- Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, LeUyen Pham (Illustrated by)
Young Adult 
  
The Prince and the Dressmaker -- Jen Wang
  Americanized: Rebel Without a Green Card -- Sara Saedi   
Children of Blood and Bone -- Tomi Adeyemi