Awards: Washington State; Not the Booker; Spirited

Finalists for the Washington State Book Awards in eight categories have been announced and can be seen here. Winners will be announced on Saturday, October 14, and celebrated at the Seattle Public Library's Central Library.


The shortlist for the Guardian's Not the Booker Prize, voted on by readers, is:

Not Thomas by Sara Gethin (Honno Press)
Dark Chapter by Winnie M. Li (Legend Press)
Man With a Seagull on His Head by Harriet Paige (Bluemoose Books)
The Threat Level Remains Severe by Rowena Macdonald (Aardvark Bureau)
The Ludlow Ladies' Society by Ann O'Loughlin (Black and White Publishing)


Among winners of the 2017 Spirited Awards at the Tales of the Cocktail festival in New Orleans were:

Best New Cocktail & Bartending Book: Smuggler's Cove: Exotic Cocktails, Rum, and the Cult of Tiki by Martin and Rebecca Cate (Ten Speed Press)

Best New Spirits Book: Bourbon: The Rise, Fall, and Rebirth of an American Whiskey by Fred Minnick (Voyageur Press)

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