The 2016 Pacific Northwest Book Association Award will be presented to San Juan Island resident Thor Hanson at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at Griffin Bay Bookstore. Hanson’s book The Triumph of Seeds was chosen by a panel of independent booksellers from over 290 titles published by Northwest authors in 2015. The book has just been released in paperback.
This is the second PNBA Award for Hanson; in 2012 the award honored his book, Feathers: The Evolution of a Natural Miracle.
A reception and book signing follows the presentation. This gathering will also celebrate the release of Thor’s latest book, Bartholomew Quill, an illustrated children’s story about a curious young crow.
The Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association (PNBA) is a non-profit association of independent bookstores in five Northwest states: Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Alaska. The Association produces educational and promotional events and materials for its members, and offers literacy, free speech and author promotional vehicles through its member stores.
Since 1965 the PNBA has presented its annual PNBA Awards to recognize excellence in writing from the Pacific Northwest. Past winners have included such luminary figures in Northwest literature as Ivan Doig, Ursula LeGuin, David James Duncan, David Guterson, Jon Krakauer, Chuck Palahniuk, and Sherman Alexie. More information about current and past winners of PNBA Awards can be on PNBA's website (www.pnba.org).