First, we would like to thank all who attended this year’s banquet and ceremony. Even as I announce the winners and finalists of this year’s award ceremony, all of our nominees are deserving of applause for their hard work and dedication.
The finalists are: Ted Geltner (Biography), Last King of the Sports Page: The Life and Career of Jim Murray; Carol Bland Dolson (Children’s Book), Hattie and the Higgledy-Piggledy Hedge; John Yow (Essay), The Armchair Birder Goes Coastal; Collin Kelley (Novel), Remain in Light; Nancy Brandon (First Novel), Dunaway’s Crossing; Michael W. Kitchens (History), Ghosts of Grandeur: Georgia’s Lost Antebellum Homes and Plantations; Rev. Peter Wallace (Inspirational-Religious), The Passionate Jesus; Janisse Ray (Inspirational-Secular), The Seed Underground: A Growing Revolution to Save Food; K. Dawn Goodwin (Memoir/Autobiography), Until He Comes; Emily Blake Vail (Poetry), Poems from Time Past: Crossroads, Byways, Destinations; Michael Bishop (Short Stories), The Door Gunner and Other Perilous Flights of Fancy; and James Holland, Dorinda G. Dallmeyer, and Janisse Ray (Specialty Book), Altamaha: A River and Its Keeper.
This year, we also have an honorable mention in the Biography category: Dana Green, Denise Levertov: A Poet’s Life.
The winners are: Joseph Crespino (Biography), Strom Thurmond’s America; Sandra Page (Children’s Book), Pyramid of the Lost World; Kathy A. Bradley (Essay), Breathing and Walking Around: Meditations on Life; June Hall McCash (Novel), Plum Orchard; Kimberly Brock (First Novel), The River Witch; Steven Davis (History), What the Yankees Did to Us: Sherman’s Bombardment and the Wrecking of Atlanta; J. Steve Miller (Inspirational-Religious), Near-Death Experiences as Evidence for the Existence of God and Heaven; Patricia Martin Holt (Inspirational-Secular), Committee of One: Making a Difference, One life at a Time; Joseph Scott Morgan (Memoir/Autobiography), Blood Beneath My Feet: The Journey of a Southern Death Investigator; Dan Veach (Poetry); Elephant Water; Cliff Graubart (Short Stories), The Curious Vision of Sammy Levitt and Other Stories; Ren & Helen Davis (Specialty Book), Atlanta’s Oakland Cemetery: An Illustrated History and Guide.
Thank you all for your participation and support, and congratulations to the winners and finalists of this year’s Georgia Author of the Year Awards!
Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 August 2013 15:29