Kate Lebo wins Washington State Book Award for The Book of Difficult Fruit

Serendipitously timed with this issue's cover story by Spokane writer Kate Lebo, it was also announced this week that Lebo has won some major recog...

September 17, 2022
5:54 AM

Serendipitously timed with this issue's cover story by Spokane writer Kate Lebo, it was also announced this week that Lebo has won some major recognition for her latest book. Lebo's The Book of Difficult Fruit, a collection of stories, essays and recipes centered around inedible, ugly and/or invasive fruit — such as the stinky durian, bitter quince and superfruit aronia — was selected as the winner of the Washington State Book Award's prize in creative nonfiction. Notably, The Book of Difficult Fruit is also this year's title for Spokane Is Reading, the community-wide literacy event organized by Spokane Public Library, Spokane County Library District, and Auntie's Bookstore.

Chey Scott