- Marie Myung-Ok Lee, 2006 Richard J. Margolis Award from the Blue Mountain Center.
- Angie Chuang, creative non-fiction writer, was a recipient of a 2006 Oregon Literary Fellowship.
- Sarah Liu, non-fiction writer, recipient of a Bellvue Literary Review Prize for "Bones of Jade, Soul of Ice."
- Haruki Murakami won the Kiriyama Prize in fiction for Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman.
Poets and Writers Magazine also just did a feature profiling Frances Hwang, author of Transparency: Stories from Black Bay Books, and Rishi Reddi, author of Karma and Other Stories from Ecco.