82nd Annual California Book Awards Honors the State's Best Writers
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The last date listed for 82nd Annual California Book Awards was Thursday June 6, 2013 / 6:00pm.
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From Teddy Roosevelt to Martin Luther King Jr., Ronald Reagan to Bill Gates, the Commonwealth Club, the nation's oldest and largest public affairs forum, has played host to countless luminary speakers. Week to Week, the club's political roundtable and social event, assembles political commentators, professors, journalists and other experts for an informative and engaging discussion of important issues. The event also includes an audience discussion of the week's events, a news quiz and a post-discussion reception, where you can meet other smart and engaged individuals and discuss the news over snacks and wine. Please see the full event description for a list of scheduled guests. Learn More
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Featured review from Judith Hulka
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What a thrill to meet the winners of the 82nd Annual CA Book Awards at the Commonwealth Club. It was a one and only experience to hear these authors not only tell us why they wrote the books they did, who inspired them along the way and what sometimes treacherous paths they took to publication, but also to partake in the history of the awards. After all, todays' writers walk in the shoes of previous CA award winners, such as John Steinbeck and Wallace Stegner. Don't miss the 2014 program. Listen to a podcast of the 2013 CA Book Awards, if you weren't lucky enough to be there.
*Winners of the 82nd Annual California Book Awards
- This year’s California Book Awards program is sponsored by Bank of the West.
Fiction Adam Johnson: The Orphan Master’s Son, Random House
First Fiction Jennifer duBois: A Partial History of Lost Causes, Random House
Nonfiction Victoria Sweet: God’s Hotel: A Doctor, A Hospital, and A Pilgrimage to the Heart of Medicine, Riverhead Books
Poetry Etel Adnan: Sea and Fog, Nightboat Books
Juvenile Katherine Applegate: The One and Only Ivan, Harper Collins
Young Adult Morgan Matson: Second Chance Summer, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Contribution To Publishing Ken and Melanie Light: Valley of Shadows and Dreams, Heyday Press
Californiana John Laslett: Sunshine Was Never Enough, University of California Press
Nonfiction Anne-Marie O’Connor: The Lady in Gold: The Extraordinary Tale of Gustav Klimt’s Masterpiece, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer, Alfred A. Knopf
First Fiction Mariah K. Young: Masha’allah and Other Stories, Heydey Press
Young Adult Marissa Moss: A Soldier’s Secret: The Incredible True Story of Sarah Edmonds, a Civil War Hero, Amulet Books
About the Ticket Supplier: Commonwealth Club
The Commonwealth Club of California is the nation’s oldest and largest public affairs forum, presenting over 400 annual events on topics ranging across politics, culture, society and the economy.
Founded in 1903, the Commonwealth Club has played host to a diverse and distinctive array of speakers, from Teddy Roosevelt in 1911 to Erin Brockovich in 2001. Along the way, Martin Luther King, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton and Bill Gates have all given landmark speeches at the Club.