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    Oct. 22, 2021

    Celebrating the 80th Ohioana Book Awards!

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    The Ohioana Library has been giving awards to recognize outstanding literary achievement since 1942. But 2021’s event was truly special as we virtually celebrated the awards’ 80th anniversary! Ohioana’s Executive Director, David Weaver, served as master of ceremonies, with help from Ohioana board members and representatives of sponsors who introduced the award winners. The award ceremony began with the presentation ... Read More
    Aug. 19, 2021

    The Ohio Literary Trail Expands!

    The Ohioana Library Association is excited to announce that its Ohio Literary Trail has expanded with the addition of seven new sites honoring Ohio literary greats. Introduced in 2020, the Ohio Literary Trail connects readers and Ohio writers and shines the spotlight on Ohio’s unique role in shaping culture and literature worldwide. Among the notable Ohioans honored with new sites ... Read More
    Jul. 19, 2021

    Announcing the 2021 Ohioana Book Award Winners

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    Ohioana Book Awards First given in 1942, the Ohioana Book Awards are the second oldest, and among the most prestigious, state literary prizes in the nation. Nearly every major writer from Ohio in the past 80 years has been honored, from James Thurber to Toni Morrison. Six of the Ohioana Award winners, as well as the Marvin Grant recipient, were ... Read More
    May. 14, 2021

    Ohioana Announces 2021 Book Award Finalists

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    The Ohioana Library is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2021 Ohioana Book Awards. First given in 1942, the awards are the second-oldest state literary prizes in the nation and honor outstanding works by Ohio authors and illustrators in five categories: Fiction, Poetry, Juvenile Literature, Middle Grade/Young Adult Literature, and Nonfiction. The sixth category, About Ohio or an Ohioan, ... Read More