Best Writer

Winner: Lesley Choyce

The SuperCity’s premier surf poet has just released his 50th book—a novel called World Enough—to coincide with his 50th birthday. “It’s a contemporary novel, about life and death and the whole thing,” says Choyce, who was “shocked and surprised” to hear he’d been named Best Writer by The Coast’s readers. The choice Choyce will also launch a new television show next January about books and writing, called Off The Page with Lesley Choyce. The show will be seen nationally on Vision tv. And if that wasn’t enough, he and his Surf Poets have just released a new cd. Whew.

Runner-up: Dan Walsh