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Library of Virginia Literary Awards


2008 Literary Awards

On Saturday, October 14, the 20th anniversary of the Library of Virginia Literary Awards was celebrated at the Library. The following awards were given:

Fiction – John Gregory Brown, A Thousand Miles from Nowhere

Nonfiction – Margot Lee Shetterly, Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race

Poetry – Rita Dove, Collected Poems: 1974-2004

People’s Choice for Fiction – Carrie Brown, The Stargazer’s Sister

People’s Choice for Nonfiction – Margot Lee Shetterly, Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race

Young Adult Virginia Author Award – Lisa Maxwell, Unhooked

Art in Literature: the Mary Lynn Kotz Award – Dawn Tripp, Georgia: A Novel of Georgia O’Keefe

Literary Lifetime Achievement Award – David Baldacci

The Library’s Literary Awards program is made possible by the generous support of Dominion Energy. Sponsors of the 2017 celebration gala also included Blue Edge Capital, Christian & Barton, MercerTrigiani, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Ms. Carol L. Hampton & Dr. Robert W. Downs, Jr., Ms. Jan Karon, Mr. & Mrs. Marc C. Leepson, Ms. Anna M. Moser & Mr. Peter B. Schwartz, Ms. Katherine Neville, the Richmond Public Library Foundation, Mr. & Mrs. Steven A. Rogers, and Mr. & Mrs. Marcus M. Weinstein. Sponsors for the Literary Luncheon were Mr. & Mrs. Charles E. Broadwater, Jr.

The 2018 Library of Virginia Literary Awards Celebration will be held on Saturday, October 13. Please plan to join us! In the meantime, if you would like to nominate a book for the 2018 awards, click here to submit your nomination online. Or, you may click here to print out the nomination form and mail it to: Office of the Librarian, Library of Virginia, 800 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23219.