Annual NorCal book awards on the way 

The 26th annual Northern California Book Awards are slated for 1 p.m. April 15 at the San Francisco Public Library, 100 Larkin St. Admission is free. For more information, call (510) 525-5476 or visit

Here are the nominees:


» "Buffalo Boy and Geronimo," James Jankos

» "Samba Dreamers," Kathleen de Azevedo

» "Miss Kansas City," Joan Frank

» "What is the What," Dave Eggers

» "The Beheading Game," Brenda Webster


» "Art of Engagement: Visual Politics in California and Beyond," Peter Selz

» "The Heartless Stone: A Journey Through the World of Diamonds, Deceit, and Desire," Tom Zoellner

» "Follies of the Wise: Dissenting Essays," Frederick Crews

» "The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals," Michael Pollan

» "The Lemon Tree: An Arab, a Jew, and the Heart of the Middle East," Sandy Tolan


» "Sweetbitter Love: Poems of Sappho," translated by Willis Barnstone

» "Flowers of a Moment, Ko Un," translated by Brother Anthony, Young-Moo Kim and Gary Gach

» "Paradise Travel, Jorge Franco," translated by Katherine Silver

» "Letter to My Mother," Edith Bruck, translated by Brenda Webster with Gabriella Romani

» "The Three Way Tavern, Ko Un," translated by Clare You and Richard Silberg


» "The Totality for Kids," Joshua Clover

» "After," Jane Hirshfield

» "Angle of Yaw," Ben Lerner

» "Splay Anthem," Nathaniel Mackey

» "Deconstruction of the Blues," Richard Silberg

Children’s Literature

» "American Born Chinese," Gene Luen Yang

» "Probably the World’s Best Story About a Dog and the Girl Who Loved Me," D. James Smith

» "The Green Glass Sea," Ellen Klages

» "King Dork," Frank Portman

» "Roar of a Snore," Marsha Diane Arnold, illustrated by Pierre Pratt

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