Annual Library of Virginia Literary Awards
The Library is proud to host the Annual Library of Virginia Literary Awards as a way of thanking the Virginia authors whose works have enriched our lives and filled our libraries. The Library of Virginia Literary Awards are presented to outstanding Virginia authors in the areas of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. (The nonfiction category includes any author whose book is about a Virginia subject.) There are also People’s Choice Awards for fiction and nonfiction, as well as a Lifetime Achievement Award to recognize outstanding and long-lasting contributions to literature by a Virginian. Two additional prestigious awards -- the Carole Weinstein Poetry Prize and the Art in Literature: The Mary Lynn Kotz Award -- are presented at the Library's annual Literary Awards Celebration each fall.
The awards are juried with winners in each category receiving a cash prize and an engraved crystal book. The winners are announced at the Library’s Annual Literary Awards Celebration with the support of presenting sponsor Dominion, event sponsors Weinstein Properties and Media General, and media sponsor the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Ticket information for the 2015 Library of Virginia Literary Awards Celebration (which will be held on Saturday, October 17) will be available in Spring 2015.Nominations for the 2015 Literary Awards closed February 12. Finalists will be announced in August 2015 for the Literary Awards Celebration ceremony on October 17, 2015. Please contact the Library of Virginia Foundation for ticket information to the event.