CORVALLIS, Ore. - Three books published by the Oregon State University Press have been named finalists for the 29th annual Oregon Book Awards, which will be announced April 11 at the Portland Armory's Gerding Theater.
The nominees include "Field Guide to Oregon Rivers," by Tim Palmer of Port Orford, in general nonfiction; "Children and Other Wild Animals," by Brian Doyle of Portland, and "Morning Light: Wild Flowers, Night Skies and Other Ordinary Joys of Oregon Country Life," by Barbara Drake of Yamhill - both in the creative nonfiction category.
Another book with OSU ties also was nominated. David Biespiel, a poetry and English instructor at Oregon State, is a finalist in the general nonfiction category for his book, "A Long High Whistle."
"The amazing slate of finalists this year is a testament to Oregon's rich and vibrant literary community," said Tom Booth, associate director of the OSU Press.
The Oregon Book Awards and Fellowships honor the state's finest accomplishments by Oregon writers who work in genres of fiction, drama, literary nonfiction, poetry, graphic literature and literature for young readers.
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