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Two KSU Press books selected as Ohioana Awards finalists

Jun 15th, 2015

The Ohioana Library has announce the finalists for the 2015 Ohioana Book Awards. Established in 1942, the awards honor Ohio authors in Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Juvenile Literature. The category, About Ohio/Ohioan, may also include books by non-Ohio authors.

This year’s finalists include winners of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award, a former U.S. Children’s Poet Laureate, an author whose debut novel was selected by as the Best Book of 2014, a Cleveland Arts Prize recipient, and eleven previous Ohioana Award winners.

The winners will be announced in July, and the awards will be presented at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus on Friday, October 9, 2015.

In the About Ohio or an Ohioan category, the KSU Press finalists are:

Tom Diemer, Lee Leonard, and Richard G. Zimmerman. James A. Rhodes: Ohio Colossus. Kent State Univ. Press, 2014.

Betty Gold and Mark Hodermarsky. Beyond Trochenbrod: The Betty Gold Story. Kent State Univ. Press, 2014.

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