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The 2014 Orion Book Award

The eighth annual Orion Book Award will be presented this spring to one nonfiction and one fiction book that deepen our connection to the natural world, present new ideas about the relationship between people and nature, and achieve excellence in writing. The Orion staff is busy reading and choosing this year’s finalists; please check back to this page on April 23 to learn more.

About the Orion Book Award

The Orion Book Award is given annually to books that addresses the human relationship with the natural world in a fresh, thought provoking, and engaging manner. Additional books are named as finalists.

Books eligible for the Orion Book Award are judged against these criteria:

• That it deepens connection to the natural world

• That it presents new ideas about the relationship between people and nature

• That it achieves excellence in writing

The Orion Book Award recognizes books published in North America during the previous calendar year. Nominations for the award are made by advisors, writers, editors, and contributing editors of Orion. Selection of the winning book and four finalists are made by a five-person selection committee, which changes annually. We accept nominations from authors or from publishers, editors, or agents of books that they have been involved with.

More information about previous Orion Book Award winners and finalists is available here.

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