Pacific Northwest Book Awards
Celebrating Great Books of the Pacific Northwest
Since 1964 the PNBA has presented annual awards to recognize excellence in writing from the Pacific Northwest. Rather than soliciting nominations for specific categories, we simply require that the author and/or illustrator reside within the PNBA region (Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Montana, Idaho and British Columbia) and that the book be published within the current eligibility period. In addition, special awards may be given honoring efforts in publishing, illustration, or for a body of work. Special awards are determined at the discretion of PNBA's Book Awards Committee.
The Awards Committee is made up of independent booksellers representing the PNBA region. A new committee is formed each March and the winning books are picked by the committee in mid-October.
The nomination process for the 2021 Book Awards is now closed.
Books published after September 30 will be eligible for the 2022 Awards.
We will begin soliciting nominations for the 2022 Awards in March 2021
A Shortlist will be announced in November. Winners will be announced in January 2021.
Be sure to include the AUTHOR and PLACE OF RESIDENCE, TITLE, and PUBLISHER'S NAME, ADDRESS and LEAD CONTACT.
A list of current committee members will be supplied to you. You are then required to supply a copy of the nominated book to every committee member on the list. You are also strongly encouraged to nominate and supply books as they are published to avoid a late onslaught and allow committee members ample time to give your title a fair and thorough review.
Northwest booksellers are also encouraged to make nominations!