2020 Annual Convention
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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 2020 winners are...

  • Fiction Award Becoming Mrs. Lewis by Patti Callahan
  • Nonfiction Award The Story of Alabama in Fourteen Foods by Emily Blejwas
  • Young Adult Fiction Award Turtles All the Way Down by John Green
  • Juvenile Award Meet Miss Fancy by Irene Latham
  • Poetry Award Magic City Gospel by Ashley Jones.

Becoming Mrs. Lewis by Patti Callahan

Story of Alabama in Fourteen Foods by Emily Blejwas Turtles All the Way Down by John Green Meet Miss Fancy by Irene Latham Magic City Gospel by Ashley Jones

 

The Association also honors a Lifetime Achievement Award to Charles Ghigna for his prolific career writing and encouraging reading in children.

Charles Ghigna

Congratulations to all of the 2020 Author Award winners!

The 2020 Alabama Authors Award Winners will be honored at the Author Awards Program during the Annual Convention on April 15, 2020 at the Sheraton Birmingham Convention Center.


The 2020 Annual Convention will be held April 14-17, 2020, at the Sheraton in Birmingham.


Contact Wendy Geist, 2020 Convention Chair, at [email protected] for more information.

We look forward to seeing you at the 2020 ALLA Convention in Birmingham!

Wendy Geist
Hoover Public Library
200 Municipal Ln
Hoover, AL 35216
205-444-7800