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54th Annual Georgia Author of the Year Awards 2018 Winners, Finalists, and Honorable Mention

The 2018 Georgia Author of the Year Awards was held this past Saturday, June 16th, at the Kennesaw State University Continuing Education Center. There were 124 nominees in 13 categories. Over 200 authors and literary enthusiasts attended the banquet and ceremony. We would like to congratulate the GAYA winners, finalists, and honorable mention for their …

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54th Annual Georgia Author of the Year Awards Banquet Tickets Available for Purchase

54th Annual Georgia Author of the Year Awards Please join us for the 54th Annual Georgia Author of the Year Awards Banquet Saturday, June 16, 2018 6 PM-9 PM Kennesaw State University Center, Room 400 This year marks the 54th anniversary of the Georgia Author of the Year Awards (GAYA), the oldest literary award in the …

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54th Annual Georgia Author of the Year Awards Nominees

Congratulations to all of the 2018 Georgia Author of the Year Award nominees.   CHILDREN’S BOOK   Carla “Rae” Abshire, Andi’s Perfect Toy Illustrated by Kelsey Wilson   Janet Farrar Byington, I Don’t Wanna Wear a Crown! Illustrated by Cheryl Riner Hodge   Dan Carlton, Ollie and the Wise Owl Illustrated by Debbie Byrd   Sarah Cash, Squeaky and …

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2017 GAYA Judge Statements

Category: BIOGRAPHY  Judge: James Taylor Finalist: Patricia Bell-Scott, The Firebrand and the First Lady Opinionated, brilliant, brash, granddaughter of a mulatto slave, untiring civil rights advocate, writer, attorney, and eventually, an Episcopal priest, Pauli Murray’s story remained largely unknown until now. Focusing on Murray’s unlikely and enduring friendship with Eleanor Roosevelt, Patricia Bell-Scott has written …

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53rd Annual Georgia Author of the Year Awards 2017 Winners, Finalists, and Honorable Mentions

The 2017 Georgia Author of the Year Awards was held this past Saturday, June 3, at the Kennesaw State University Continuing Education Center. There were 126 nominees in 14 categories. Over 230 authors and literary enthusiasts attended the banquet and ceremony. We would like to congratulate the GAYA winners, finalists, and honorable mentions for their …

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