The 2011 Orion Book Award presentation took place at the powerHouse Arena in Brooklyn last night. Thanks to everyone who turned out – Orion subscribers, authors, visual contributors, and many of our friends and colleagues from the New York publishing community. Thanks too to our sponsor Organic Valley, our esteemed selection committee (particularly chairperson Ginger Strand, pictured below with 2011 winner Hugh Raffles), and everyone else who made last night possible. It is gratifying to celebrate five exceptional books – books “fully worthy of the paper they’re printed on,” as selection committee member Richard Nash put it. We’ll be posting audiovisual features from the event in the days to come.