Oklahoma Book Awards

You are invited to the Oklahoma Center for the Book’s 30th Annual Celebration of Oklahoma Books and Authors

The 30th Annual Oklahoma Book Awards will be held on Friday, April 12, 2019 at the Skirvin Hotel in Downtown Oklahoma City. The Oklahoma Center for the Book is honoring author William Bernhardt with the Arrell Gibson Lifetime Achievement Award. Oklahoma Book Award Winners in all other categories will be announced at the ceremony. Categories include Children/Young Adult, Non-Fiction, Fiction, Design/Illustration, and Poetry.

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Finalists will be announced March 4, 2019!


The event is sponsored each year by the Oklahoma Center for the Book in the Oklahoma Department of Libraries, a state affiliate of the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress, and the Friends of the Oklahoma Center for the Book. The awards recognize books written the previous year by Oklahomans or about Oklahoma.

 See more about the Oklahoma Book Awards:  2018 Book Awards and finalists.

 Check out the 2017 winners and finalists.

Also view the list of all previous Oklahoma Book Award winners and special recognitions.

See eligibility requirements.

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