What’s better than the Oscars, the Grammy’s, and the SAG awards? The Oklahoma Book Award winners! and the prelude to the April 4th dinner celebrating the ultimate in Oklahoma authors, are the finalist lists. Just out, hot out of the judges’ mouths, drum roll please….
Who are these people that bring us the best of Oklahoma authors year after year. It’s the folks at the Oklahoma Center for the Book, a state affiliate of the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. The purpose is to focus attention on the vital role of books and reading. They also have a very cool award dinner, a meet and greet with the authors and a chance to purchase and get autographs from your favorites.
Oklahoma Book Awards are given each year in fiction, non-fiction, children/young adult, poetry, and design/illustration categories for work written by an Oklahoman or about Oklahoma.
So check out a finalist, you’ve got time before the winners are announced to pick your favorite. I’m narrowing my choices and we’ll compare notes after the big day.