47th GAYA (2011)

First Novel
June Hall McCash
Almost to EdenFiction
Joshilyn Jackson
Backseat SaintsPoetry
Phillip Lee Williams
The Flower Seeker: An Epic Poem of
William Bartram

Biography
Larry L. McSwain
Loving Beyond Your Theology:The Life and Ministry of Jimmy Raymond Allen

Inspirational
Justin Spizman and Robyn Spizman
Don’t Give Up…Don’t Ever Give Up

Memoir
D. Craig Rikard
Hidden Epidemic: “Mama, Why Don’t You Remember Our Names Anymore?”

 

History
Toni P. Anderson
“Tell Them We Are Singing for Jesus”: The Original Fisk Jubilee Singers and Christian Reconstruction, 1871-1878Specialty Book
John A. Burrison
From Mud to Jug: The Folk Potters and Pottery of Northeast GeorgiaChildren’s Picture Book
Grady Thrasher
Tim and Sally’s Year in Poems

Young Adult Fiction
Ted Dunagan
Secret of the Satilfa

Children’s Mid-Reader
Peggy Mercer
Peach: When the Well Run Dry

Essay
Peter Augustine Lawler
Modern and American Dignity: Who We Are as Persons, and What that Means for our Future

Lifetime Achievement Award
Terry Kay