Ohioana Book Awards - annually awarded for fiction, nonfiction, poetry, juvenile books, and books about Ohio or Ohioans.
FICTION: Gone Tomorrow by P. F. Kluge, Gambier, OH resident and Kenyon College professor
NONFICTION: Baghdad at Sunrise: A Brigade Commander's War in Iraq by Peter Mansoor, professor at The Ohio State University and resident of Dublin, OH
POETRY: Everywhere At Once by William Greenway, professor at Youngstown State University and resident of Youngstown, OH
JUVENILE BOOK: Beneath My Mother's Feet by Amjed Qamar, resident of Dublin, OH
ABOUT OHIO/OHIOAN: All the Way Home: Building A Family in a Falling-Down House by David Giffels, a lifelong Akron, OH resident and professor at Akron University
OHIOANA CITATIONS-awarded for distinguished service in specific fields or areas of the arts and humanities.
Kenneth and Sylvia Marantz, Columbus, Ohio, for Art Education
Jerri Williams Lawrence and Kay Williams, Kenton, OH natives and central Ohio residents, for Writing and Editing Nancy Wilson, Chillicothe, OH native, for Music
RSVP Players, Cleveland, OH, for Theater and Community Service
NAMED AWARDS -
Ohioana James P. Barry Award for Editorial Excellence: Ohio State University Alumni Magazine, Lynne Bonenberger, editor, Columbus, OH
Ohioana Walter Rumsey Marvin Grant (awarded to encourage a young unpublished writer): Valerie Cumming, Westerville, OH resident.
October 17, 2009