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The Fellowship of Southern Writers will induct six authors during ceremonies at the Chattanooga Conference on Southern Literature on April 21st. The inductees are Pulitzer Prize winning poet Henry Taylor, Pulitzer Prize winning dramatist Beth Henley, Josephine Humphreys, Bobbie Ann Mason, Allan Gurganus, and Joseph Blotner.
Cheers: Nancy Olson and Quail Ridge Books in Raleigh, North Carolina named Publisher's Weekly Bookseller of the year 2001.
On March 17th, the Georgia Author of the Year Awards were presented in Macon.
Celestine Sibley Fleming accepted a Lifetime Achievement Award for her grandmother the late Atlanta Journal-Constitution columnist Celestine Sibley. Fleming also was awarded first place in the memoir division for A Granddaughter's Reminiscence.
BelleBooks will release Mossy Creek, a unique "collective novel" in which six authors write stories about characters in the funny, poignant, unpredictable little Georgia mountain town of Mossy Creek. The first in a series, Mossy Creek is composed of stories by Deborah Smith, Sandra Chastain, and Virginia Ellis -- all award-winning southern authors with several million copies of their books in print.
Also from Deborah Smith in May -- Alice At Heart, an unusual tale about an extraordinary southern woman and the equally unusual half-sisters who suddenly appear in her life. Set on a beautiful barrier island off the Georgia coast, Alice At Heart is at once a fantasy, a love story, and an ethereal essay on transformation. Alice At Heart will be published initially as an e-book through iPublish, a division of Time Warner. But next January BelleBooks will release a handsome trade paperback edition.