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Northern California Book Award Nomination

June 23, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


 And Then They Were Gone, Teenagers of Peoples Temple from High School to Jonestown has been nominated for the Northern California Book Award in General Non-Fiction as one of the best works by a northern California author published in 2018.

The 38th Annual Northern California Book Awards will be held Sunday, June 23, 2019, 1:00pm, Koret Auditorium, San Francisco Main Library, 100 Larkin Street, (enter on Grove). A lively public reception with book sales and signing for all of 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 of the nominated books and authors, and publicize the nominee list as our NCBR recommended reading list.


The event draws an enthusiastic audience to celebrate northern California books and writers. Each nominated book will be acknowledged during the ceremony, and the winner in each category will be asked to speak briefly and read for three minutes. You should come prepared to read for three minutes if you are announced as the winner.

The book has been ordered for sale, at the reception, by Friends of the San Francisco Library’s Readers Bookstore. . There will be tables for book signing.

The Northern California Book Awards were established by the Northern California Book Reviewers (formerly BABRA), in 1981, to honor the work of northern California writers and recognize exceptional service in the field of literature. The awards recognize excellence in Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry, Translation, and Children’s Literature. This year, poet and critic Sandra M. Gilbert will be honored with the Fred Cody Award.

 The Northern California Book Awards are sponsored by 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.


June 23, 2019
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Koret Auditorium, San Francisco Main Library
100 Larkin St
San Francisco, CA United States
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