The Library of Virginia is pleased to sponsor the 13th annual People’s Choice Awards. Finalists in fiction and nonfiction were selected by Virginia librarians and independent booksellers.
Awards are given for the best fiction and nonfiction books by Virginia authors published in the past year; in the case of nonfiction, books on a Virginia subject are also eligible.
The winners will be chosen by votes from the public from among five finalists in each category. Readers may vote online at the Library of Virginia’ s website, www.lva.virginia.gov/vote and in local public libraries.
Voting for the People’ s Choice Awards runs through June 30.
This year ‘s fiction finalists for the People ‘s Choice Awards are: The Fraud by Brad Parks, All the Stars in the Heavens by Adriana Trigiani, The Secret Wisdom of the Earth by Christopher Scotton, The Jezebel Remedy by Martin Clark, and The Fall of Princes by Robert Goolrick.
The nonfiction finalists are: Twisted: My Dreadlock Chronicles by Bert Ashe, Crave: Sojourn of a Hungry Soul by Laurie Jean Cannady, The Great Hound Match of 1905 by Martha Wolfe, Something Must Be Done about Prince Edward County by Kristen Green, and A Nation of Nations by Tom Gjelten.
The winners will be recognized on October 15 at the 19th annual Library of Virginia Literary Awards.
Celebration presented by Dominion. Each winner will receive an engraved crystal book and a monetary prize of $2,500.