Today, Literary Arts
announced the finalists for the 2008 Oregon Book Awards
(OBA's). Winners will be announced in conjunction with Wordstock
at a ceremony on Sunday, November 9, at 7:30 p.m. in the Fields Ballroom at the Portland Art Museum. Click here
to get your tickets.
Now you know all the important stuff. But since you're here anyway, why not join me and engage in a little shameless speculation
about the finalists for the Ken Kesey Fiction Award? Because all genres are created equal, but some genres are more equal than others. (For finalists in mamsy-pamsy disciplines like More