Awards

The University of Georgia Press is proud of the recognition that is regularly bestowed on our authors and books by a wide range of scholarly, literary, and regional organizations. Listed below are some of the most recent award winners and finalists. See individual book pages for more awards information.


American Afterlife
Encounters in the Customs of Mourning
Kate Sweeney
Winner: Georgia Author of the Year Award / Georgia Writers Association

Confederate Odyssey
The George W. Wray Jr. Civil War Collection at the Atlanta History Center
Gordon L. Jones
Winner: Georgia Author of the Year Award / Georgia Writers Association

Study in Perfect
Sarah Gorham
Winner: IndieFab Award / ForeWord magazine

Faulty Predictions
Karin Lin-Greenberg
Winner: IndieFab Award / ForeWord magazine

Slavery and Freedom in Savannah
Leslie M. Harris and Daina Ramey Berry
Winner: Lilla M. Hawes Award / Georgia Historical Society
Winner: Award of Merit / American Association for State and Local History
Winner: Excellence Using the Holdings of an Archives / Georgia Historical Records Advisory Committee

Sacral Grooves, Limbo Gateways
Travels in Deep Southern Time, Circum-Caribbean Space, Afro-creole Authority
Keith Cartwright
Winner: C. Hugh Holman Award / Society for the Study of Southern Literature

Finding Purple America
The South and the Future of American Cultural Studies
Jon Smith
Honorable Mention: C. Hugh Holman Award / Society for the Study of Southern Literature

At-Risk
Stories by Amina Gautier
Winner: First Horizon Prize / Eric Hoffer Book Awards

Faith in Bikinis
Politics and Leisure in the Coastal South Since the Civil War
Anthony J. Stanonis
Winner: Rembert Patrick Award / Florida Historical Society

My Paddle to the Sea
Eleven Days on the River of the Carolinas
John Lane
Winner: Allan D. Charles Award for Nonfiction / University of South Carolina

Visible Man
The Life of Henry Dumas
Jeffrey B. Leak
Winner: BCALA Literary Award for Nonfiction / Black Caucus of the American Literary Association
Winner: Outstanding Academic Title / Choice magazine

Breaking Ground
My Life in Medicine
Dr. Louis Sullivan
Finalist: Phillis Wheatley Book Award / Harlem Book Fair
Winner: NAACP Image Award for Biography / National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

Bright Shards of Someplace Else
Monica McFawn
Winner: Michigan Notable Book Award / Library of Michigan

Cold War Dixie
Militarization and Modernization in the American South
Kari Frederiskson
Finalist: George C. Rogers Jr. Book Award / South Carolina Historical Society
Winner: Bennett H. Wall Award / Southern Historical Association
Winner: Outstanding Academic Title / Choice magazine

Johnny Mercer
Southern Songwriter for the World
Glenn T. Eskew
Winner: Excellence Using the Holdings of an Archives / Georgia Historical Records Advisory Committee
Winner: Outstanding Academic Title / Choice magazine
Winner: Malcolm Bell Jr. and Muriel Barrow Bell Award / Georgia Historical Society

Fallen Forests
Emotion, Embodiment, and Ethics in American Women's Environmental Writing, 1781-1934
Karen L. Kilcup
Winner: Outstanding Academic Title / Choice magazine

Beyond Walls and Cages
Prisons, Borders, and Global Crisis
Jenn M. Loyd, Matt Mitchelson, and Andrew Burridge
Winner: Past President Book Gold Award / Association for Borderland Studies

Chattahoochee River User's Guide
Joe Cook
Winner: Outdoor Adventure Guidebook Award / National Outdoor Book Awards

The Small Heart of Things
Being at Home in a Beckoning World
Julian Hoffman
Winner: Natural History Book Award / National Outdoor Book Awards

Island Time
An Illustrated History of St. Simons Island
Jingle Davis
Winner: Georgia Author of the Year Award / Georgia Writers Association

Through the Arch
An Illustrated Guide to the University of Georgia Campus
Larry B. Dendy
Winner: Preservation Award for Outstanding Publication / Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation

On the Rim of the Caribbean
Colonial Georgia and the British Atlantic World
Paul M. Pressley
Winner: Award for Excellence in Documenting Georgia's History / Georgia Historical Records Advisory Board
Winner: Malcolm Bell Jr. and Muriel Barrow Bell Award / Georgia Historical Society
Winner: Outstanding Academic Title / Choice magazine

Turn Me Loose
The Unghosting of Medgar Evers
Frank X Walker
Winner: NAACP Image Award for Poetry / National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
Winner: BCALA Honor Award for Poetry / Black Caucus of the American Literary Association
Winner: Best Poetry Books of 2013 / Split This Rock
Winner: Best Poetry Books of 2013 / Tin House
Winner: Best Poetry of 2013 / Slate magazine

Katharine and R. J. Reynolds
Partners of Fortune in the Making of the New South
Michele Gillespie
Winner: Outstanding Academic Title / Choice magazine

Empowering Words
Outsiders and Authorship in Early America
Karen A. Weyler
Winner: Outstanding Academic Title / Choice magazine

Love in Theory
Ten Stories
E.J. Levy
Winner: New Writers Award / Great Lakes Colleges Association
Winner: Best Books of 2013 / Kirkus Reviews
Finalist: Edmund White Debut Fiction Award / Publishing Triangle
Bronze: Book of the Year Award, Short Stories / ForeWord magazine

Flush Times and Fever Dreams
A Story of Capitalism and Slavery in the Age of Jackson
Joshua D. Rothman
Winner: Frank L. and Harriet C. Owsley Award / Southern Historical Association
Winner: Michael V.R. Thompson Best Book of the Year / Gulf South Historical Association