2021 Annual Convention
Libraries for All: Working and Rebuilding Through Change

Alabama Author Awards Program and Award Winners

Each year, the Authors Awards Committee selects Alabama authors to receive awards in the following categories:

  • Nonfiction
  • Fiction
  • Juvenile
  • Young Adult

Lifetime Achievement Award

There are many prolific Alabama authors who are deserving of special recognition beyond the standard annual Alabama Author Award.  These authors produce works that, while they might not be the most literary titles of their award period, are important and reflect the richness of Alabama’s literary landscape. For these authors, the Committee may honor them with a Lifetime Achievement Award. This award will be bestowed upon an author when the committee has deemed him/her to have produced enough literary works to merit this recognition (i.e. not necessarily annually).

And the 2021 winners are...

  • Fiction Award Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi
  • Nonfiction Award A Hard Rain by Fry Gaillard
  • Young Adult Award Kent State by Deborah Wiles
  • Juvenile Award Bugs Don't Hug by Heather L. Montgomery
  • Poetry Award House Repairs by Angela Jackson-Brown

Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi

A Hard Rain by Fry Gaillard Kent State by Deborah Wiles Bugs Don't Hug by Heather L. Montgomery House Repairs by Angela Jackson-Brown

 

The Association also honors a Lifetime Achievement Award to Gail Godwin.

Gail Godwin

Congratulations to all of the 2021 Author Award winners!


Contact Zella’Ques Holmes, 2021 Convention Chair, at [email protected] for more information.

We look forward to seeing you at the 2021 Virtual ALLA Convention!

Zella’Ques Holmes
Head Librarian
Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library
245 High Street
Montgomery, AL. 36104
Phone 334-625-4996
[email protected]