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Southern Books Claim National Book Critics Awards
Edward Jones' fictional account of the lives of black slaveowners and Paul Hendrickson's social history of racism in Mississippi took top honors at the National Book Critics Circle annual awards ceremony in February.
Jones' debut novel, The Known World, explores the world of blacks
who owned slaves 20 years before
the Civil War. Besides the National Book honor, The Known World has also
be awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the
Black Caucus of the
American Library Association's First Novelist Award.
First-time Novelist Wins
Ms. Evans is a resident
of Gainesville, Florida. She holds degrees in physics and chemical
Artifacts has just been released in mass-market paperback (ibooks/Simon&Schuster, $6.99, ISBN: 0743479505).
Shenandoah Announces Annual Prize WinnersSHENANDOAH: The Washington and Lee University Review
Jeffrey Hammond of Takoma Park, Maryland is winner of the $500 Thomas H. Carter Prize for the Essay for his work, “Night Moves,” published in Shenandoah 53/4. The Carter Prize, judged this year by Rebecca McClanahan, is given in honor of the late Thomas H. Carter, co-founder of Shenandoah, and is awarded to the author of what is judged to be the best essay published in the magazine each year. Hammond’s most recent books are Ohio States: A Twentieth-Century Midwestern (Kent State, 2002) and The American Puritan Elegy: A Literary and Cultural Study (Cambridge, 2000). The recipient of a Pushcart Prize, he teaches at St. Mary’s College in Maryland.
Cody Walker of Seattle, Washington is the recipient of The James Boatwright III Prize for Poetry for his poems, “Hephzibah Cemetery, April 1889” and “New Orleans, August 1890,” both of which were published in Shenandoah 53/4. The $1000 prize for poetry is awarded annually to the author of the best poem/s published during a volume year and is made possible by gifts from friends of the late James Boatwright, former editor of Shenandoah. Aimee Nezhukumatathil was judge for the 2003 prize. Walker’s work has appeared in The Cream City Review, The Cortland Review and Poetry Motel. He teaches at the University of Washington.
"The Faces of Mardi Gras" to become Cover for Robertson Novel
Brewster Milton Robertson has purchased the original painting and rights to "The Faces of Mardi Gras" -- painted by artist Jo Patton, also of Fairhope, for the cover art of "A Posturing of Fools", his novel to be released by River City Publishing of Montgomery on September 1, 2004. Patton's painting will be used in an international media campaign and will serve as the cover of the River City Fall Catalog. Prior to the selling of the painting, 100 numbered prints were created. These are now available at The Lyon's Share in Fairhope as are the official Fairhope Mardi Gras T-shirts bearing the colorful painting. Other original paintings by Patton following the faces of Mardi Gras theme are showing at The Lyon's Share and are available for purchase.
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