2018 Annual Convention
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). 

Edward O. Wilson

 This year, the Author Awards Committee is presenting the inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award to E.O. Wilson.




The 2018 Annual Alabama Authors Awards Program will be held on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, from 12:30 – 1:45 PM. It is a ticketed event; the ticket is included in the full bundle and the single day bundle for Wednesday.

The 2018 winning authors were:

Bryn Chancellor  Bryn Chancellor Sycamore. [Fiction]
 Picture coming shortly  Winston Groom  The Generals: Patton, MacArthur, Marshall, and the Winning of World War II. [nonfiction]
 Janice Harrington  Janice Harrington  Catching a Storyfish. [juvenile]
 Picture coming shortly  S.J. Kincaid  The Diabolic. [young adult]

Contact Abby Carpenter, 2018 Convention Chair, at [email protected] for more information.

We look forward to seeing you at the 2018 ALLA Convention in Florence!

Abby L. Carpenter, MLIS
Adult Services Manager
Florence-Lauderdale Public Library
350 North Wood Avenue
Florence, AL 35630
256-764-6564 ext. 27