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WHY GOD IS A WOMAN named finalist for Ohioana Book Award

We are proud to announce that Nin Andrews's Why God Is a Woman has been named a finalist for the 2016 Ohioana Book Award for Poetry, given by the Ohioana Library to books and authors with Ohio roots or subjects.

Other poetry finalists include Ross Gay, Tasha Golden, William Greenway, and Jeff Gundy. The lists of finalists in other categories include Gloria Steinem, David McCullough, and Karl Rove.

Set on a magical island where women rule and men are the second sex, Why God Is a Woman is the story of a boy who, exiled from the island because he could not abide by its sexist laws, looks back with both nostalgia and bitterness and wonders: Why does God have to be a woman? Celebrated prose poet Nin Andrews creates a world both fantastic and familiar in which gender roles are turned upside-down, and where all myths, logic, and institutions support the dominance of women.

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the awards. Winners will be announced in July, and the awards will be presented at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus on Friday, September 23, 2016.

Click here to see the complete list of 2016 Ohioana Book Award categories and finalists.

Why God Is a Woman is available now at the BOA Bookstore.


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