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Prowda Award

Since 2014, The Prowda Literary Champion Award, selected by a group of literary visionaries, has celebrated the individuals and organizations that make Seattle an outstanding place for writers and readers.

The Prowda Literary Champion Award is named for Sherry Prowda, SAL’s founder and first Executive Director. It was created to honor Prowda’s vision of a future in which imaginative acts such as reading, writing, and creative thinking are indispensable to a curious, engaged, democratic society, and her leadership as a champion of the literary arts.

Prowda Literary Champions

Claudia Castro Luna

2019 Prowda Award Winner

Hugo House

2019 Prowda Award Winner

Mary Ann Gwinn

2018 Prowda Award Winner

Seattle Review of Books

2018 Prowda Award Winner

Karen Maeda Allman

2017 Prowda Award Winner

Chris Higashi

2016 Prowda Award Winner

Third Place Books

2015 Prowda Award Winner

Book-It Repertory Theatre

2014 Prowda Award Winner

Lee Soper

2014 Prowda Award Winner

Paul Constant

Selection Committee Member

Christine Foye

Selection Committee Member

Mary Ann Gwinn

2018 Prowda Award Winner

Linda Johns

Selection Committee Member

Jennie Shortridge

Selection Committee Member

Rick Simonson

Selection Committee Member

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