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NCBR | Northern California Book Awards 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Northern California Book Reviewers

The 38th Annual Northern California Book Awards honor the work of northern California authors and translators and recognize exceptional service to the community by northern California writers and literary leaders through the Fred Cody Lifetime Achievement Award and NCBR Recognition Award. The Fred Cody Award-winner receives a $1,000 honorarium. Nominated books are available for sale and signing at the event, to benefit Friends of the San Francisco Public Library.

The awards ceremony and reception are presented by the Northern California Book Reviewers and Poetry Flash, co-sponsored by PEN West, Mechanics’ Institute Library and Chess Room (, Women’s National Book Association-SF Chapter (, San Francisco Public Library, and Friends of the San Francisco Public Library (

Poetry Flash is the organizational home, awards producer, and fiscal sponsor for the Northern California Book Awards and NCBR. Poetry Flash, literary review and calendar, and literary event presenter, is a 501(c)3 nonprofit. Poetry Flash builds community through literary publishing and presenting.

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