Third Time Around Dept.

(Photo by Owen Carey)

I’m pleased to announce that my play Lost Wavelengths has been chosen as a finalist for the Oregon Book Award, which is kind of like Oregon’s version of the Booker Prize. I couldn’t be happier to be in such distinguished company. I’ve twice been a finalist (for Bombardment and Altered States of America), and it’s both gratifying and humbling. Though everybody says it’s great to be nominated for this or that, the OBA is a case where, whether or not the play’s finally chosen, you’ve really already won just by being recognized. Thank you so much, Literary Arts!

Oregon Book Award Finalists

About Steve Patterson

Steve Patterson has written over 50 plays, with works staged in Portland, Los Angeles, Chicago, Detroit, Austin, Tampa, and other U.S. cities as well as in Canada and New Zealand. His works include: Waiting on Sean Flynn, Next of Kin, Farmhouse, Malaria, Shelter, Altered States of America, The Continuing Adventures of Mr. Grandamnus, Bluer Than Midnight, Bombardment, Dead of Winter, and Delusion of Darkness. In 2006, his bittersweet Lost Wavelengths was a mainstage selection at Portland Center Stage's JAW/West festival, and, in 2008, won the Oregon Book Award (he also was an OBA finalist in 1992 and 2002). In 1997, he won the inaugural Portland Civic Theatre Guild Fellowship for his play Turquoise and Obsidian. View all posts by Steve Patterson

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