Best Book Award Committee

Date: 13 Jan. 2009

MEMBER ROSTER:
Julia Tung, Co-chair (communicate with Committee members, identify popular literatures)
julia.tung@sbcglobal.net.
Miao Jin, Co-chair (Identify book titles from OCLC data bases)
Miao.jin@usm. edu.
Warren Wright (contact publishers)
w_wright@cals.org.
Liu Wen-Ling (Comments on criteria of literature, nature of books, etc.)
wliu@indiana.edu.
Karen Wei, Head (focus on adult non-fiction)
kwei@illinois.edu, ktlwei@yahoo. com .
Hong Cheng (Academic non-fiction)
chengh@library. ucla.edu.
Joy Yi Wang, Librarian
jwang@soka.edu

IS THIS AN Interim or annual REPORT? _X_ Interim __Annual

LIST SIGNIFICANT ACTIVITIES THE COMMITTEE HAS DONE SINCE LAST REPORT:
The Committee has been forcus on seeking Nomination books in late October, November and part of December 2008. Many members are having Holiday outing during November and December.

The final CALA Best Book Award guidelines was approved by CALA President and the Board on October 6, and Committee members acknoledged the document on Oct. 13, 2008.

Nominations: Books and authors

Another world lies beyond/ T. June Li.
Behind my eyes/ Li-younf Li. (poetry).
The bitter sea/ Charles N. Li.
China/Yann Layma.
The foreigner/ Francis Lin.
From Ironing Board to corporate Board/Ginny Gong.
Mei Ling in China City/ Icy Smith.
Peach blossom pavilion/ Mingmei Yip.
Shanghai style/ Lynn Pan.
Single sashimi/  Camy Tang.
Start from here/Alan Zhang, edited by Lisa Zhao, Xiayang Zhang.
(painted by Alan Zhang)
Steer toward rock/ Fae Myenne Ng.
The writer as migrant/ Ha Jin.
Year of the dog/ Henry Chang.

LIST COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS, IF ANY, TO THE BOARD: