11th ANNUAL LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA AWARDS CELEBRATION
Dr. Virginia Cherry attended the 11th Annual Library of Virginia Literary Awards Celebration. As a Page Turner subscriber, she supports this annual event honoring Virginia’s authors.
Dr. Virginia Cherry
The Library of Virginia Literary Awards are presented each year for the best books by a Virginia author in the fields of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry (and, in the case of nonfiction, also by any author about a Virginia subject). A special award is also given each year for lifetime achievement in any literary field, The finalists and winners for the awards are selected by an independent panel of judges. Other authors are honored through the People’s Choice Awards, the Whitney and Scott Cardozo Award for Children’s Literature, and the Carole Weinstein Poetry Prize.
Host Adriana Trigiani
Adriana Trigiani is beloved by millions of readers around the world for her hilarious and heartwarming novels. Trigiani was raised in a small coal-mining town in Southwest Virginia in a big Italian family. She chose her hometown for the setting and title of her debut novel, the critically acclaimed and best-selling Big Stone Gap, which was followed by the sequels Big Cherry Holler and Milk Glass Moon. Lucia, Lucia, The Queen of the Big Time, and Rococo were all instant New York Times best sellers.
Wearing blue, poet Rita Dove (center) received the 2008 Literary Lifetime Achievement Award.
The Library of Virginia presented the 2008 Literary Lifetime Achievement Award to poet Rita Dove. In 1993, Rita Dove was appointed Poet Laureate of the United States and Consultant in Poetry at the Library of Congress, making her the youngest person—and the first African American—to receive this highest official honor in American letters. In 2004 Virginia governor Mark Warner appointed her Poet Laureate of the Commonwealth of Virginia, a two year position.
Logan Ward celebrated his People's Choice Award for Non-Fiction with his wife. Learn more about Logan Ward who visited RBC in 2007 as a Guest Author.
Dean King (right), seen here with wife, vistited RBC in 2008 as a Guest Author. Learn more about author Dean King.
Dr. Cherry visits the Virginia Authors Room at The Library of Virginia.