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.