Sunday, April 25, 2010

Ohioana Book Award Finalists

The 2010 Ohioana Book Award finalists were recently announced by the Ohioana Library, located in Columbus with the State Library of Ohio.  These awards began in 1942 and celebrate authors born in Ohio or who have lived in the state for at least five years.  Awards are given in five categories: Fiction, Nonfiction, About Ohio, Juvenile, and Poetry.  Here are the nominees in the Fiction category:

The Weight of Heaven by Thrity Umrigar
Await Your Reply by Dan Chaon
All the Living by C.E. Morgan
Far Bright Star by Robert Olmstead
The Spire by Richard North Patterson

Ohioana will announce the winners in late-August.  For more information on the Ohioana Library and the awards, visit their website.

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