And Then They Were Gone, a book about Jonestown teenagers, receives a Northern California Book Award nomination.
The award (in the general non-fiction category) recognizes the best works by a Northern California author published in 2018.
The Northern California Book Reviewers will hold the 38th Annual Northern California Book Awards Sunday, June 23, 2019, 1:00 pm at the San Francisco Main Library. The event includes a lively public reception. Book sales and signings for all the nominated books will begin in the Library after the awards ceremony. The Northern California Book Awards ceremony is free and open to the public.
We look forward to celebrating all the nominated books and authors. We will also publicize the nominee list as our NCBR recommended reading list.
The event draws an enthusiastic audience to celebrate northern California books and writers. During the ceremony, organizers will acknowledge each nominated book, and ask the winner in each category to speak briefly and read for three minutes. You should come prepared to read for three minutes if they announce you as the winner.
The book is available for sale, at the reception, by Friends of the San Francisco Library’s Readers Bookstore. There will be tables for the book signing.
The Northern California Book Reviewers (formerly BABRA established the Northern California Book Awards) in 1981, to honor the work of northern California writers and recognize exceptional service in literature. The awards recognize excellence in Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry, Translation, and Children’s Literature. This year’s Fred Cody Award honoree is poet and critic Sandra M. Gilbert.
The Northern California Book Awards sponsors include Northern California Book Reviewers, Poetry Flash, Women’s National Book Association-San Francisco Chapter, Mechanics’ Institute Library, PEN West, the Friends of the San Francisco Public Library, and San Francisco Public Library.