Adam Hochschild won a Northern California Book Award Wednesday night for his non-fiction book, Bury the Chains: Prophets and Rebels in the Fight To Free an Empire’s Slaves. A night earlier in Toronto, he won his SECOND Lionel Gelber Prize, which pays $135,000. No wonder Hochschild wasn’t in San Francisco to collect the award)
William T. Vollman won the fiction award for Europe Central.
Brian Turner won in poetry for Here, Bullet.
John Balcom won in the translation category for Indigenous Writers of Taiwan
Denys Cazet won in for children’s literature for The Perfect Pumpkin Pie.
Blogger and author Mark Pritchard went to the ceremony at the San Francisco Public Library and wonders why it was such a drag. Where were all the young people who cram into Litquake and Writers with Drinks, he asks.