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Book awards: Alabama Author Award

Book awards by cover

Works (152)

Constitutional development in Alabama, 1798-1901: a study in politics, the Negro, and sectionalism by Malcolm Cook McMillanNon-Fiction, 1957
Vizetelly Covers the Confederacy by William Stanley HooleNon-Fiction, 1958
Sun Circles and Human Hands : The Southeastern Indians Art and Industries by Emma Lila FundaburkNon-Fiction, 1959
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeeFiction, 1961
Historic Alabama Hotels and Resorts by James Frederick SulzbyNon-Fiction, 1962
Dunbar's Cove by Borden DealFiction, 1963
Alabama birds by Thomas A. ImhofNon-Fiction, 1964
Power in Washington; a critical look at today's struggle to govern in the Nation's Capital by Douglass CaterNon-Fiction, 1965
The liberation of Lord Byron Jones by Jesse Hill FordFiction, 1966
The smiling phoenix; Southern humor from 1865 to 1914 by Wade H. HallNon-Fiction, 1967
An Exile by Madison JonesFiction, 1968
The Walls Came Tumbling Down by Babs H. DealFiction, 1969
The constant circle; H. L. Mencken and his friends by Sara MayfieldNon-Fiction, 1970
The Skating Rink by Mildred LeeYoung Adult, 1971
Populism to Progressivism in Alabama by Sheldon HackneyNon-Fiction, 1972
Hugo Black; the Alabama Years by Virginia Van der Veer HamiltonNon-Fiction, 1973
This Time Next Year by Anne StallworthFiction, 1973
Merchant of terror: General Sherman and total war by John Bennett WaltersNon-Fiction, 1974
Paper Moon by Joe David BrownFiction, 1974
The search;: A biography of Leo Tolstoy by Sara Newton CarrollNon-Fiction, 1975
Train Whistle Guitar: A Novel by Albert MurrayFiction, 1975
Wildflowers of Alabama and Adjoining States by Blanche E. DeanNon-Fiction [special award], 1975
Alabama: One Big Front Porch by Kathryn Tucker WindhamNon-Fiction, 1976
The gold disc of Coosa by Virginia Pounds BrownFiction, 1976
In the Hours of Night by William Bradford HuieFiction, 1977
Tracing Your Ancestry: A Step-By-Step Guide to Researching Your Family History by F. Wilbur HelmboldNon-Fiction, 1977
My Soul Is Rested: Movement Days in the Deep South Remembered by Howell RainesNon-Fiction, 1978
Whiskey Man by Howell RainesFiction, 1978
Old Mobile by Jay HigginbothamNon-Fiction, 1979
Violet Clay by Gail GodwinFiction, 1979
On Human Nature by Edward O. WilsonNon-Fiction, 1980
Summer Lightning by Judith RichardsFiction, 1980
Tiny Bat and the Ball Game by Margaret Zehmer SearcyJuvenile, 1980
The Second Coming by Walker PercyFiction, 1981
Selma, Lord, Selma: Girlhood Memories of the Civil Rights Days by Sheyann WebbNon-Fiction, 1981
As Summers Die by Winston GroomFiction, 1982
LeRoy and The Old Man by W. E. ButterworthJuvenile, 1982
A place of springs by Viola Goode LiddellNon-Fiction, 1982
The Brats and Mr. Jack by Hilary H. MiltonJuvenile, 1983
Judge Frank Johnson and Human Rights in Alabama by Tinsley E. YarbroughNon-Fiction, 1983
Almost Family (Deep South Books) by Roy HoffmanFiction, 1984
As the Waltz Was Ending by Emma Macalik ButterworthJuvenile, 1984
George Washington Carver: Scientist and Symbol by Linda O. McMurryNon-Fiction, 1984
Bibb County Alabama. The First Hundred Years, 1818-1918 by Rhoda Coleman EllisonNon-Fiction, 1985
Usher's Passing by Robert McCammonFiction, 1985
Marmalade's Christmas Present by Cindy WheelerJuvenile, 1986
The Sixkiller Chronicles by Paul HemphillFiction, 1986
Tell About the South: The Southern Rage to Explain (Southern Literary Studies) by Fred C. HobsonNon-Fiction, 1986
Outside the Magic Circle: The Autobiography of Virginia Foster Durr by Virginia Foster DurrNon-Fiction, 1987
Tongues of flame by Mary Ward BrownFiction, 1987
Count Your Way Through China by James HaskinsJuvenile, 1988
Home Fires Burning: A Novel by Robert InmanFiction, 1988
Saints and Strangers (New Poetry Series) by Andrew HudginsNon-Fiction, 1988
Close Connections: Caroline Gordon and the Southern Renaissance by Ann WaldronNon-Fiction, 1989
Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie FlaggFiction, 1989
Summer Stories by Nola ThackerJuvenile, 1989
The Jolly Mon by Jimmy BuffettJuvenile, 1990
Sacrificial Ground by Thomas H. CookFiction, 1990
Bird of Paradise by Vicki CovingtonFiction, 1991
Poor But Proud by Wayne FlyntNon-Fiction, 1991
Rainbow Crow by Nancy Van LaanJuvenile, 1991
The Federal Road through Georgia, the Creek Nation, and Alabama, 1806-1836 by Henry deLeon SoutherlandNon-Fiction, 1992
Old Dogs and Children: A Novel by Robert InmanFiction, 1992
Father Melancholy's Daughter by Gail GodwinFiction, 1993
On the Spine of Time: An Angler's Love of the Smokies by Harry MiddletonNon-Fiction, 1993
When I Am Old with You by Angela JohnsonJuvenile, 1993
The Cost of Courage: The Journey of an American Congressman by Carl ElliottNon-Fiction, 1994
Crazy in Alabama by Mark ChildressFiction, 1994
Lizard by Dennis CovingtonYoung Adult, 1994
Hoggle's Christmas by Rick SheltonJuvenile, 1995
In Pharaoh's Army: Memories of the Lost War by Tobias WolffNon-Fiction, 1995
School for the Blind by Dennis McFarlandFiction, 1995
The American Presidency: An Intellectual History by Forrest McDonaldNon-Fiction, 1996
Prize in the Snow by Bill EasterlingJuvenile, 1996
Forever Season by Don KeithFiction, 1997
Forth to the Mighty Conflict: Alabama and World War II by Allen CronenbergNon-Fiction, 1997
The Summer of the Bonepile Monster by Aileen Kilgore HendersonJuvenile, 1997
All Over but the Shoutin' by Rick BraggNon-Fiction, 1998
Jealous-Hearted Me: And Other Stories by Nancy Huddleston PackerFiction, 1998
Night in the Barn by Faye GibbonsJuvenile, 1998
Looking for Clark Gable and other 20th-Century Pursuits by Virginia Van der Veer HamiltonNon-Fiction, 1999
Send Me Down a Miracle by Han NolanYoung Adult, 1999
Too Blue to Fly by Judith RichardsFiction, 1999
Alabama Baptists by Wayne FlyntNon-Fiction, 2000
Animal Trunk: Silly Poems to Read Aloud by Charles GhignaJuvenile, 2000
Somewhere in All This Green: New and Selected Stories by William CobbFiction, 2000
Ahab's Wife by Sena Jeter NaslundFiction, 2001
A Face in Every Window by Han NolanYoung Adult, 2001
Rocket Boys by Jr. Homer H. HickamNon-Fiction, 2001
Change Me into Zeus's Daughter: A Memoir by Barbara Robinette MossNon-Fiction, 2002
Jim the Boy by Tony EarleyJuvenile, 2002
One Day in the Life of a Born Again Loser and Other Stories (Deep South Books) by Helen NorrisFiction, 2002
Alabama Governors: A Political History of the State by Samuel L. WebbNon-Fiction, 2003
It Wasn't All Dancing and Other Stories (Deep South Books) by Mary Ward BrownFiction, 2003
The Piano by William MillerJuvenile, 2003
Love, Ruby Lavender by Deborah WilesJuvenile, 2004
A Right to Read: Segregation and Civil Rights in Alabama's Public Libraries, 1900-1965 by Patterson Toby GrahamNon-Fiction, 2004
Speaks the Nightbird by Robert McCammonFiction, 2004
Captain Saturday: A Novel by Robert InmanFiction, 2005
The First Part Last by Angela JohnsonYoung Adult, 2005
Where the Birds Never Sing: The True Story of the 92nd Signal Battalion and the Liberation of Dachau by Jack SaccoNon-Fiction, 2005
Hard Times for Jake Smith: A Story of the Depression Era (Historical Fiction for Young Readers) by Aileen Kilgore HendersonJuvenile, 2006
Hell at the Breech by Tom FranklinFiction, 2006
Looking for Alaska by John GreenYoung Adult, 2006
Rammer Jammer Yellow Hammer: A Road Trip into the Heart of Fan Mania by Warren St. JohnNon-Fiction, 2006
An Abundance of Katherines by John GreenYoung Adult, 2007
Cradle of Freedom: Alabama and the Movement That Changed America by Frye GaillardNon-Fiction, 2007
Going North by Janice N. HarringtonJuvenile, 2007
Alabama Moon by Watt KeyYoung Adult, 2008
A Conquering Spirit: Fort Mims and the Redstick War of 1813-1814 by Gregory A. WaselkovNon-Fiction, 2008
Each Little Bird That Sings by Deborah WilesJuvenile, 2008
Lost City Radio by Daniel AlarcónFiction, 2008
Blood Brothers by S. A. HarazinYoung Adult, 2009
The Chicken-Chasing Queen of Lamar County by Janice N. HarringtonJuvenile, 2009
An Ornament to the City: Old Mobile Ironwork by John S. SledgeNon-Fiction, 2009
The Well and the Mine by Gin PhillipsFiction, 2009
The Prince of Frogtown by Rick BraggNon-Fiction, 2010
What They Always Tell Us by Martin WilsonYoung Adult, 2010
Wicked City by Ace AtkinsFiction, 2010
Wind Flyers by Angela JohnsonJuvenile, 2010
Crazy by Han NolanYoung Adult, 2011
Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom FranklinFiction, 2011
Leaving Gee's Bend by Irene LathamJuvenile, 2011
Tin Man by Charlie LucasNon-Fiction, 2011
Countdown by Deborah WilesJuvenile, 2012
Dirt Road Home by Watt KeyYoung Adult, 2012
Extraordinary, Ordinary People: A Memoir of Family by Condoleezza RiceNon-Fiction, 2012
The Widow and the Tree by Sonny BrewerFiction, 2012
The Fault in Our Stars by John GreenYoung Adult, 2013
How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming by Mike BrownNon-Fiction, 2013
The Typist: A Novel by Michael KnightFiction, 2013
Dirty Little Secret by Jennifer EcholsYoung Adult, 2014
Every Day After by Laura GoldenJuvenile, 2014
Man in the Blue Moon by Michael MorrisFiction, 2014
While the World Watched: A Birmingham Bombing Survivor Comes of Age during the Civil Rights Movement by Carolyn Maull McKinstryNon-Fiction, 2014
Grace and Grit: My Fight for Equal Pay and Fairness at Goodyear and Beyond by Lilly LedbetterNon-Fiction, 2015
Insignia by S. J. KincaidYoung Adult, 2015
Leaving Tuscaloosa : a novel by Walter BennettFiction, 2015
Maple by Lori NicholsJuvenile, 2015
Flora by Gail Godwinnot in English Common KnowledgeFiction, 2016
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevensonnot in English Common KnowledgeNonfiction, 2016
March: Book One by John Lewisnot in English Common KnowledgeYoung Adult, 2016
The Sweetest Heist in History (Randi Rhodes, Ninja Detective) by Octavia Spencernot in English Common KnowledgeJuvenile, 2016
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasinot in English Common KnowledgeFiction, 2017
Still Waters by Ash Parsonsnot in English Common KnowledgeYoung adult, 2017
Terror at Bottle Creek by Watt Keynot in English Common KnowledgeJuvenile, 2017
What Stands in a Storm: Three Days in the Worst Superstorm to Hit the South's Tornado Alley by Kim Crossnot in English Common KnowledgeNonfiction, 2017
Catching a Storyfish by Janice N. HarringtonJuvenile, 2018
The Diabolic by S. J. KincaidYoung Adult, 2018
The Generals: Patton, MacArthur, Marshall, and the Winning of World War II by Winston GroomNonfiction, 2018
Sycamore by Bryn ChancellorFiction, 2018
Devils Within by S. F. HensonYoung Adult, 2019

Award description

Awards are based on literary merit. An honored author must be an Alabamian by birth or have lived in Alabama for at least five (5) years. The book for which the award is presented must have been published within the past three (3) calendar years prior to the year of the Association Convention at which the award is presented. Reprints of works originally published prior to the cutoff year of the award are not eligible for consideration. An author's body of work is ineligible. An editor or translator may be considered if the book is of value to the permanent record of the State. The honoree must be living.


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