INAUGURAL BOOK AWARD WINNERS
Congratulations to Kathy Bradley and Seaborn Jones! Award listing for fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, plus remarks from each judge . . .
THE FERROL SAMS AWARD FOR FICTION
for A Death at the White Camellia Orphanage by Marly Youmans
“Ms. Youmans gives us a beautifully written and exceptionally satisfying novel with rich language and lovely turns of phrase that invite the reader to linger on every page.”
Update, Jan 21: pub date will be spring/summer 2012.
THE WILL D. CAMPBELL AWARD FOR CREATIVE NONFICTION
for Just Breathing and Walking Around by Kathy Bradley
“Ms. Bradley’s essays attempt to catch, if not to keep, beauty, friendship, the unscrolling of the world of weather and animal and human life. Her voice is one of contemplation and broad and broadening reverence.”
THE ADRIENNE BOND AWARD FOR POETRY
for Going Farther Into the Woods Than the Woods Go by Seaborn Jones
“Unlike any poet writing in the South, Seaborn Jones maintains a figurative connection to surrealism, one of the essential pathways of subjectivity in American Art.”
All three books will appear in the next eighteen months...