Courtesy of StarNews Online
Posted July 5, 2018
Congrats to A|U’s Wiley Cash and Lisa Wingate who were honored with a 2018 Southern Book Prize. The Last Ballad won for Literary Fiction, and Before We Were Yours won for Southern Fiction.
The awards are presented annually on Independence Day by the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance, an association of non-chain bookstores throughout the Southeast. Books are nominated by booksellers and their customers, and winners are selected by a jury of 10 booksellers.
“We need more women (and men) like Ella Mae Wiggins in this world. Someone who is willing to stand up for a better world no matter the cost. This is her story, and we are all better for having come to know it.”” – George Williams, MoonPie General Store, Pigeon Forge, TN
“Lisa Wingate is a master storyteller, and I am particularly attached to her historical fiction. Each time I read one of the books, I learn of a part of our southern past that is mostly forgotten.” – Jill Hendrix, Fiction Addiction, Greenville, SC