We’re not surprised that Ohio writers are named over and over again as award winners, but it is nice to see those recognitions flow in!
Amazon released its list of the best books of 2017, and of course the list includes many Ohioans!
#1, Best Book of the Year: Little Fires Everywhere, by Celeste Ng (Shaker Heights)
#3: Dog Man: A Tale of Two Kitties, written and illustrated by Dav Pilkey (Cleveland)
Comics & Graphic Novels
#9: Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet, Book 2, written by Ta Neshesi Coates and illustrated by Chris Sprouse (Columbus)
#15: Grant, by Ron Chernow. U.S. Grant was an Ohio native, so we count him as our talent!
Top 100 Print Books
#2: Little Fires Everywhere, by Celeste Ng (Shaker Heights)
#48: Savage Country: A Novel, by Robert Olmstead
Goodreads (which is now owned by Amazon) also has a competition going on, reader’s choice style:
Celeste Ng for Little Fires Everywhere.
John Scalzi for The Collapsing Empire
History and Biography
Ron Chernow for Grant