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Annual People's Choice Awards

The Library of Virginia established the People’s Choice Awards 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 from among these finalists by readers through a secure online voting portal on the Library’s website.

The 2017 winners for the People’s Choice Awards were The Stargazer’s Sister by Carrie Brown for the fiction category and Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly in the nonfiction category.

The winners were recognized on October 14, 2017, at the 20th Annual Library of Virginia Literary Awards Celebration.

Online voting for the 2018 People’s Choice Awards will begin in mid-May and will continue through July 15. Please check back here for the list of finalists and for the link to online voting.