The Sum of His Syndromes, by K.B. Dixon, is a finalist for the Oregon Book Awards’ Ken Kesey Award for Fiction. A “collage of notes written in a sixth-floor men’s room,” The Sum of His Syndromes tells the story of a “slightly disturbed young drudge who has found himself at a personal and professional crossroads,” as the book’s synopsis reads.
This marks the second consecutive year that Inkwater Press has published an Oregon Book Awards finalist. Last year, Jeff Mathos’ Steel Beach: My Life As A Naval Aircrewman was a finalist for the Sarah Winnemucca Award for Creative Nonfiction.
According to their website, Literary Arts awards The Oregon Book Awards for the “finest accomplishments by Oregon writers who work in genres of poetry, fiction, literary nonfiction, drama and young readers literature.” All finalists are invited to participate in the Oregon Book Awards Author Tour, which visits independent bookstores and libraries across the state.