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Update on the 56th Annual Georgia Author of the Year Awards

Winners and finalists of the 2020 Georgia Author of the Year Awards (GAYA) will be announced live at 10 AM EST on Saturday, June 13th via Facebook Live. The announcement will be made here. Please note that a Facebook account is not required in order to view the announcement. The video announcement, in addition to our …

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Update on 56th Annual Georgia Author of the Year Awards Ceremony

We hope this finds you and yours safe and healthy. We would like to share a message from Georgia Writers Association’s Board of Directors concerning the 2020 Georgia Author of the Year Awards ceremony. The safety of our community is the highest priority for Georgia Writers Association. Therefore, out of an abundance of caution regarding the …

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56th Annual Georgia Author of the Year Awards Nominees

Congratulations to all of the 2020 Georgia Author of the Year Awards nominees. BIOGRAPHY David Cady, Religion of Fear: The True Story of the Church of God of the Union Assembly Tom Chaffin, Revolutionary Brothers: Thomas Jefferson, the Marquis de Lafayette, and the Friendship that Helped Forge Two Nations Jamie H. Cockfield, A Giant from …

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55th Annual Georgia Author of the Year Awards 2019 Winners and Finalists

The 2019 Georgia Author of the Year Awards was held  Saturday, June 15th at Westside Cultural Arts Center. There were 110 nominees in 14 categories. Over 200 authors and literary enthusiasts attended the banquet and ceremony. We would like to congratulate the GAYA winners and finalists for their outstanding literary achievements. Please find below a …

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55th Annual Georgia Author of the Year Awards Nominees

Congratulations to all of the 2019 Georgia Author of the Year Award nominees. BIOGRAPHY Vincent Coppola, Tommy Malone, Trial Lawyer: And the Light Shone Through…The Guiding Hand Shaping One of America’s Greatest Trial Lawyer William Foege, The Fears of the Rich, The Needs of the Poor: My Years at the CDC Ruby Lal, Empress: The …

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51st GAYA (2015)

Biography Winner: Suffer and Grow Strong: The Life of Ella Gertrude Clanton Thomas, 1834-1907 by Carolyn Newton Curry Biography Finalist: To Make a Difference by James T. McAffee, Jr. Children’s Book Winner: Little Pearl’s Circus World by Charmain Zimmerman Brackett Children’s Book Finalist: Summers at Howard Creek by Gloria Ludlam Bennett Detective/Mystery Winner: Wasted by …

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50th GAYA (2014)

First Novel Victoria Wilcox InheritanceFiction Novel Raymond Atkins Camp Redemption Poetry Robert E. Wood The Awkward Poses of Others Biography Jim Elledge Henry Darger, Throwaway Boy: The Tragic Life on an Outsider Artist Inspirational-Religious David P. Gushee The Sacredness of Human Life: Why an Ancient Biblical Vision is Key to the World’s Future Inspirational-Secular Jessica …

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