13th ANNUAL LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA AWARDS CELEBRATION
Dr. Virginia Cherry, Library Director, Richard Bland College Library, attended the 13th Annual Library of Virginia Awards program at the Library of Virginia on October 16, 2010. As a Page Turner member, Dr. Cherry supports this annual event honoring Virginia's authors.
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.
Adriana Trigiani, author of the critically-acclaimed book Big Stone Gap, hosted this event. More information and pictures are available on the Library of Virginia's website.
Lifetime Literary Achievement
• Lee Smith
• Barbara Kingsolver, The Lacuna.
• Woody Holton, Abigail Adams.
• Debra Nystrom, Bad River Road.
People's Choice Award for Fiction
• Jeanette Walls, Half Broke Horses.
People's Choice Award for Nonfiction
• Beth Brown, Haunted Plantations of Virginia
Cardozo Award for Children’s Literature
• Jacqueline Jules, Unite or Die: How Thirteen States Became a Nation.
Weinstein Poetry Prize
• Henry Hart.