Literature Awards Committee

Committee Charge

To solicit nominations, review and vote for an award each for Adult Fiction, Illustration in Children’s Literature, and Youth Literature. Please visit the Literature Awards page for more information.


Buenaventura Basco, University of Central Florida Libraries

Dora Ho, Los Angeles Public Library

Category Chairs

Adult Literature (Fiction)
2013-2015 – Tiffany Chow
2014-2016 – Sandy Wee

Adult Literature (Non-Fiction)
2013-2015 – Tinamarie Vella
2014-2016 – Evelyn Shimazu Yee

Children’s Literature
2013-2015 – Jerry Dear
2014-2016 – Tarida Anantachai

YA Literature
2013-2015 – Lessa Pelayo-Lozada
2014-2016 – Irene Zapata

Picture Books (Illustration in Children’s Literature)
2013-2015 – Gayatri Singh
2014-2016 – Virginia Loh-Hagan

Category Members

2013-2015 Adult Literature (Fiction)
Suzanne Im
Paul Lai
Yen Tran
Sandy Wee

2014-2016 Adult Literature (Fiction)
Tina Chan
Paul Lai

2013-2015 Adult Literature (Non-Fiction)
Tina Chan
Allan Cho
Karen Fernandez
Miriam Tuliao
Evelyn Yee

2014-2016 Adult Literature (Non-Fiction)
Allan Cho
Miriam Tuliao

2013-2015 Children’s Literature
Tarida Anantachai
Ruth Hernandez
Meena Jain
Kate Vo Thi-Beard

2014-2016 Children’s Literature
Denise Geier
Ruth Hernandez

2013-2015 YA Literature
Tamiye Meehan
Linda Nguyen
Rinna Rem
Beatriz Wallace
Irene Zapata

2014-2016 YA Literature
Rinna Rem
Jane Yi

2013-2015 Picture Books (Illustration in Children’s Literature)
Virginia Loh-Hagan
Helen Look
Holly Okuhara
Monnee Tong
Alicia Yao

2014-2016 Picture Books (Illustration in Children’s Literature)
Monnee Tong
Ruth Chin

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