48th GAYA (2012)

First Novel
Ann Hite
Ghost on Black MountainFiction
Man Martin
Paradise DogsPoetry
Alice Friman
Vinculum: Poems

Biography
Jaclyn Weldon White
The Greatest Champion that Never Was: The Life of W.L. “Young” Stribling

Inspirational
Tom Scales
Terrible Things Happened to Me: A True Story of Violence & Victory

Memoir
Nancy Stephan
Truth About Butterflies

 

History
Edward J. Larson
An Empire of Ice: Scott, Shackleton, and the Heroic Age of Antarctic ScienceSpecialty Book
Phillip Juras
The Southern Frontier: Landscapes Inspired by Bartram’s TravelsChildren’s Book
Robin Lynne Gordon
Lift: A Gosling’s First Flight

Young Adult
Ted Dunagan
Trouble on the Tombigbee

Short Stories
Terry Kay, Short Stories, for The Greats of Cuttercane

Essay
Ed Grisamore, Essay
Never Put a Ten- Dollar Tree in a Ten-Cent Hole… and Other Stories

Lifetime Achievement Award
Dr. Ferrol Sams