Georgia Writers Association

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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44th GAYA (2008)

First Novel Man Martin Days of Endless Corvette [Carroll & Graff]Fiction Terry Kay The Book of Marie [Mercer]Poetry Turner Cassity Devils & Islands:Poems [Swallow Press] Children’s Picture Book Grady Thrasher Tim and Sally’s Vegetable Garden [Hill Street Press] Children’s Mid Reader Shelia Moses Sallie Gal and the Wall-a-kee Man [Scholastic, Inc.] Young Adult Pamela Bauer Mueller An …

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43rd GAYA (2007)

First Novel Pamela Jackson On This Side of HeavenFiction Joshilyn Jackson Between, GeorgiaPoetry Jim Elledge A History of My Tattoo Anthologies/Short Stories William Walsh,ed Under the Rock Umbrella Children’s Picture Book Erin Harris Elephant on My Roof Children’s Mid Reader Carole Marsh The Secret of Skullcracker Swamp Young Adult Tom Dietz Windmaster’s Bane Creative Non-Fiction …

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42nd GAYA (2006)

First Novel Brian Jay Corrigan The Poet of Loch NessFiction David Fulmer JassPoetry Sandra Meek BurnChildren’s/Young Adult Literature Sheila Moses I, Dred Scott Creative Non-Fiction Essay Jimmy Carter Our Endangered Values Creative Non-Fiction Biography Steve Suitts Hugo Black of AlabamaCreative Non-Fiction Memoir Sidney Pike We Changed the WorldCreative Non-Fiction History James C. Cobb The Brown …

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