Southern Book Prize

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Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize (formerly the SEBA Book Award[1] and SIBA Book Award[2]) is an American South literary award given by the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA), first awarded in 1999.[1] Nominated books must be southern in nature or by a southern author, have been published the previous year, and have been nominated by a SIBA-member bookstore or one of their customers. Voting categories include fiction, non-fiction, poetry, cooking and children's literature.

The first awards were given in 1999.[3] From 1999 through 2007 winners were chosen by popular vote through an online voting mechanism.[3] Starting in 2008 winners were chosen from the list of finalists by a jury of SIBA booksellers, instead of by popular vote.[3] Beginning in 2016, the award was renamed the Southern Book Award and named on honor of southern writer Pat Conroy.[2]

Winners[edit]

SIBA Book Award[edit]

1999[1]

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004[4]

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

Southern Book Prize[edit]

2016[2]

  • Fiction: My Sunshine Away by M. O. Walsh
  • Literary: Above the Waterfall by Ron Rash
  • Mystery: Bull Mountain by Brian Panowich
  • Thriller: The Bone Tree by Greg Isles
  • Cookbook: Soul Food Love by Alice Randall
  • Non-fiction: Dispatches from Pluto: Lost and Found in the Mississippi Delta by Richard Grant
  • History & Life Stories: Jacksonland: President Andrew Jackson, Cherokee Chief John Ross, and a Great American Land Grab by Steve Inskeep
  • Young Adult: Mosquitoland by David Arnold
  • Youngsters: Serafina and the Black Cloak by Robert Beatty

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Summer, Bob (1999). "SEBA presents first book awards." Publishers Weekly, 246(20), 24. 1 Color Photograph. Last accessed Oct. 8, 2012.
  2. ^ a b c "Celebrate Independents! Announcing the 2016 Southern Book Prize Winners". Southern Book Prize. Retrieved April 28, 2017. 
  3. ^ a b c 2008 SIBA Book Award
  4. ^ Steelman, Ben (2004, Jun 27). "Book marks; Edgerton Nabs SEBA Award for 'Piccadilly'". Star-News. ProQuest document ID 285439497. Last accessed Oct. 8, 2012.

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