You can read about this year's creative nonfiction finalists in this recent blog posting at Oregon Live. You can also read excerpts of each of these works online. This year's finalists in creative nonfiction are:
Bibi Gaston for The Loveliest Woman in America: A Tragic Actress, Her Lost Diaries, and Her Granddaughter’s Search for Home. You can read an excerpt here.
Debra Gwartney for Live through This: A Mother's Memoir of Runaway Daughters and Reclaimed Love. You can read an excerpt here.
John Kroger for Convictions: A Prosecutor's Battles against Mafia Killers, Drug Kingpins, and Enron Thieves. You can read an excerpt here.
Floyd Skloot for The Wink of the Zenith: The Shaping of a Writer's Life. You can read an excerpt here.