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Annual People's Choice Awards

The Annual People’s Choice Awards were established in 2004 to give readers an opportunity to share their enthusiasm for favorite works by Virginia authors. An independent panel of judges selects finalists for the People’s Choice Awards from the books nominated for the annual Library of Virginia Literary Awards. The People’s Choice winners are selected by readers through a secure online voting portal on the Library’s website. The winners each receive a cash prize and an engraved crystal book award.

This year's fiction finalists for the People's Choice Awards are:

The Fraud, Brad Parks

All the Stars in the Heavens, Adriana Trigiani

The Secret Wisdom of the Earth, Christopher Scotton

The Jezebel Remedy, Martin Clark

The Fall of Princes, Robert Goolrick

The nonfiction finalists are:

Twisted: My Dreadlock Chronicles, Bert Ashe

Crave: Sojourn of a Hungry Soul, Laurie Jean Cannady

The Great Hound Match of 1905, Martha Wolfe

Something Must Be Done about Prince Edward County, Kristen Green

A Nation of Nations, Tom Gjelten

The winners will be recognized on October 15, 2016, at the 19th Annual Library of Virginia Literary Awards Celebration.