Bad Monkeys wins Washington State Book Award

2008 Washington State Book Awards, by category:

FictionBad Monkeys, Matt Ruff
General Non-fiction — Dirt, the Erosion of Civilizations, by David R. Montgomery
History/Biography Native Seattle: Histories From the Crossing-Over Place, by Coll Thrush
Poetry — The Grace of Necessity, by Samuel Green
Scandiuzzi Children’s Book Winner (children’s category) —  Rabbit’s Gift, by George Shannon
Scandiuzzi Children’s Book Winner (young adult category) — The Absolutely True Diary of Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie

Congrats to my fellow winners! The award ceremony will be held Oct. 22 at 7 P.M. at the Seattle Central Library, and admission is free.

Also, a reminder, I’ll be reading two nights later, from a new work, at Richard Hugo House (Oct. 24 at 7:30 P.M.). Tickets for that event are on sale now.