Barbary Coast Award


Litquake's Barbary Coast Awards are presented each year to authors, literary organizations, publications, and behind-the-scenes heroes, in gratitude for their contributions to the Bay Area scene. This eagerly anticipated evening brings together an outstanding lineup of literary stars, live music, and multimedia presentations in celebration of those who rock our literary world.

Past Barbary Coast Award Recipients

2016: Ten Literary Legends from the Bay Area
2015: Community of Writers at Squaw Valley
2014: 826 Valencia & McSweeney's
2013: Ron Turner & Last Gasp Comics
2012: Poetry Flash
2011: Ishmael Reed
2010: Lawrence Ferlinghetti/City Lights Books
2009: Amy Tan
2008: Tobias Wolff
2007: Armistead Maupin