Southern Book Prize

Given by Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA)

Other Names: Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize, SEBA Book Award, SIBA Book Award, SIBA Book Prize
192 Works / 195 Items 237,236 Books 10,952 Reviews 4.0
SIBA Book Award (official website)

SIBA Book Award (previous winners list at Wikipedia)

Previously called "SEBA Book Award", please do not rename back to the old name.

The SIBA Book Award was renamed show more the Southern Book Prize in 2016. show less
Stages:
All, Winner (130), Finalist (68)
Categories:
Years:
All, 2024 (21), 2023 (18), 2022 (3), 2021 (3), 2020 (3), 2019 (3), 2018 (8), 2017 (11), 2016 (9), 2015 (5), 2014 (6), 2013 (23), 2012 (20), 2011 (6), 2010 (4), 2009 (6), 2008 (5), 2007 (5), 2006 (5), 2005 (5), 2004 (5), 2003 (5), 2002 (3), 2001 (4), 2000 (4), 1999 (4)
Announced:
February 14: Winner2024 Recent

Winner 130

WorkCategoryYear
When Sea Becomes Sky by Gillian McDunnChildren's2024
Tom Lake by Ann PatchettFiction2024
The Comfort of Crows: A Backyard Year by Margaret RenklNonfiction2024
Nigel and the Moon by Antwan EadyChildren's2023
Lark Ascending by Silas HouseFiction2023
Bomb Shelter: Love, Time, and Other Explosives by Mary Laura PhilpottNonfiction2023
Keep Your Head Up by Aliya King NeilChildren's2022
When Ghosts Come Home by Wiley CashFiction2022
Graceland, at Last: Notes on Hope and Heartache from the American South by Margaret RenklNonfiction2022
I Am Every Good Thing by Derrick BarnesChildren's2021
The Prettiest Star by Carter SickelsFiction2021
Memorial Drive: A Daughter's Memoir by Natasha TretheweyNonfiction2021
The Gilded Wolves by Roshani ChokshiChildren's2020
The Magnetic Girl by Jessica HandlerFiction2020
Tell Me a Story: My Life with Pat Conroy by Cassandra King ConroyNonfiction2020
Smack Dab in the Middle of Maybe by Jo Watson HacklChildren's2019
The Line That Held Us by David JoyFiction2019
The Best Cook in the World: Tales from My Momma's Table by Rick BraggNonfiction2019
My Life, My Love, My Legacy by Coretta Scott KingBiography & History2018
The Last Ballad by Wiley CashFiction: Literary2018
Young Jane Young by Gabrielle ZevinFiction: Women & Family2018
Flame in the Mist by Renée AhdiehJuvenile Fiction2018
Tumble & Blue by Cassie BeasleyJuvenile Fiction2018
Gradle Bird by J C SasserMystery/Thriller/Suspense2018
Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America by Michael Eric DysonNonfiction2018
Before We Were Yours by Lisa WingateSouthern Fiction2018
The Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man's Love Affair with Nature by J. Drew LanhamBiography, Autobiography, & Memoir2017
Deep Run Roots: Stories and Recipes from My Corner of the South by Vivian HowardCooking2017
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J. D. VanceCreative Nonfiction2017
Commonwealth by Ann PatchettFiction: Coming of Age2017
A Lowcountry Christmas by Mary Alice MonroeFiction: Family Life2017
Chasing the North Star: A Novel by Robert MorganFiction: Historical2017
Over the Plain Houses by Julia FranksFiction: Literary2017
The Whole Town's Talking by Fannie FlaggFiction: Southern Stories & Stories by Southerners2017
Lily and Dunkin by Donna GephartJuvenile2017
The Kept Woman by Karin SlaughterMystery & Detective2017
Redemption Road by John HartThriller2017
Soul Food Love: Healthy Recipes Inspired by One Hundred Years of Cooking in a Black Family by Alice RandallCookbook2016
My Sunshine Away by M.O. WalshFiction2016
Jacksonland: President Andrew Jackson, Cherokee Chief John Ross, and a Great American Land Grab by Steve InskeepHistory & Life Stories2016
Above the Waterfall by Ron RashLiterary2016
Bull Mountain by Brian PanowichMystery2016
Dispatches from Pluto: Lost and Found in the Mississippi Delta by Richard GrantNonfiction2016
The Bone Tree by Greg IlesThriller2016
Mosquitoland by David ArnoldYoung Adult2016
Serafina and the Black Cloak by Robert BeattyYoungster's2016
Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline WoodsonChildren's2015
Heritage by Sean BrockCooking2015
The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk KiddFiction2015
Factory Man: How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local - and Helped Save an American Town by Beth MacyNonfiction2015
The League of Seven by Alan GratzYoung Adult2015
The Girl from Felony Bay by J. E. ThompsonChildren's2014
Pickles, Pigs & Whiskey: Recipes from My Three Favorite Food Groups and Then Some by John CurrenceCooking2014
Whistling Past the Graveyard by Susan CrandallFiction2014
Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital by Sheri FinkNonfiction2014
The Collected Poems of Cathy Smith Bowers by Cathy Smith BowersPoetry2014
The Moon and More by Sarah DessenYoung Adult2014
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore by William JoyceChildren's2013
The Back in the Day Bakery Cookbook by Cheryl DayCookbook2013
A Land More Kind than Home by Wiley CashFiction2013
Stand Up That Mountain: The Battle to Save One Small Community in the Wilderness Along the Appalachian Trail by Jay Erskine LeutzeNonfiction2013
Descent : poems by Kathryn Stripling ByerPoetry2013
Three Times Lucky by Sheila TurnageYoung Adult2013
Jo MacDonald Saw a Pond by Mary QuattlebaumChildren's2012
The New Southern Garden Cookbook: Enjoying the Best from Homegrown Gardens, Farmers' Markets, Roadside Stands, and CSA Farm Boxes by Sheri CastleCookbook2012
Iron House by John HartFiction2012
Lions of the West: Heroes and Villains of the Westward Expansion by Robert MorganNonfiction2012
Abandoned Quarry: New and Selected Poems by John LanePoetry2012
Darwen Arkwright and the Peregrine Pact by A. J. HartleyYoung Adult2012
Mockingbird by Kathryn ErskineChildren's2011
Southern My Way: Simple Recipes, Fresh Flavors by Gena KnoxCookbook2011
Burning Bright: Stories by Ron RashFiction2011
The Blueberry Years: A Memoir of Farm and Family by Jim MinickNonfiction2011
A House of Branches by Janisse RayPoetry2011
Countdown by Deborah WilesYoung Adult2011
The Secret World of Walter Anderson by Hester BassChildren's2010
The Lee Bros. Simple Fresh Southern: Knockout Dishes with Down-Home Flavor by Matt LeeCookbook2010
The Help by Kathryn StockettFiction2010
The Most They Ever Had by Rick BraggNonfiction2010
Two Bobbies: A True Story of Hurricane Katrina, Friendship, and Survival by Kirby LarsonChildren's2009
Screen Doors and Sweet Tea: Recipes and Tales from a Southern Cook by Martha Hall FooseCookbook2009
Serena by Ron RashFiction2009
The Prince of Frogtown by Rick BraggNonfiction2009
Dear Darkness by Kevin YoungPoetry2009
Graceling by Kristin CashoreYoung Adult2009
Deep in the Swamp by Donna M. BatemanChildren's2008
A Love Affair with Southern Cooking: Recipes and Recollections by Jean AndersonCookbook2008
Garden Spells by Sarah Addison AllenFiction2008
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life by Barbara KingsolverNonfiction2008
The House on Boulevard St.: New and Selected Poems by David KirbyPoetry2008
Alabama Moon by Watt KeyChildren's2007
Like You: Hospitality under the Influence by Amy SedarisCookbook2007
Thirteen Moons by Charles FrazierFiction2007
Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee by Charles J. ShieldsNonfiction2007
Keep And Give Away: Poems (South Carolina Poetry Book Prize) by Susan MeyersPoetry2007
Rosa by Nikki GiovanniChildren's2006
Being Dead Is No Excuse: The Official Southern Ladies Guide To Hosting the Perfect Funeral by Gayden MetcalfeCookbook2006
Gods in Alabama by Joshilyn JacksonFiction2006
Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog by John GroganNonfiction2006
What Travels with Us by Darnell ArnoultPoetry2006
Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave BarryChildren's2005
Frank Stitt's Southern Table: Recipes and Gracious Traditions from Highlands Bar and Grill by Frank StittCookbook2005
Saints at the River by Ron RashFiction2005
We're Just Like You, Only Prettier: Confessions of a Tarnished Southern Belle by Celia RivenbarkNonfiction2005
A Companion for Owls: Being the Commonplace Book of D. Boone, Long Hunter, Back Woodsman, & c. by Maurice ManningPoetry2005
How I Became a Pirate by Melinda LongChildren's2004
The Gift of Southern Cooking: Recipes and Revelations from Two Great American Cooks by Edna LewisCookbook2004
Lunch at the Piccadilly by Clyde EdgertonFiction2004
The Grits (Girls Raised In The South) Guide to Life by Deborah FordNonfiction2004
Locales: Poems from the Fellowship of Southern Writers by Fred ChappellPoetry2004
Hoot by Carl HiaasenChildren's2003
The Foster's Market Cookbook: Favorite Recipes for Morning, Noon, and Night by Sara FosterCookbook2003
The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk KiddFiction2003
My Losing Season by Pat ConroyNonfiction2003
Catching Light: Poems by Kathryn Stripling ByerPoetry2003
How Animals Saved the People: Animal Tales from the South by J. J. ReneauxChildren's2002
The Bridge by Doug MarletteFiction2002
Ava's Man by Rick BraggNonfiction2002
Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamilloChildren's2001
Jim the Boy by Tony EarleyFiction2001
Somebody Told Me: The Newspaper Stories of Rick Bragg by Rick BraggNonfiction2001
Zinc Fingers: Poems A to Z (Pitt Poetry Series) by Peter MeinkePoetry2001
Bugs and critters I have known by Ann Heiskell RickeyChildren's2000
Look Back All the Green Valley: A Novel by Fred ChappellFiction2000
Ecology of a Cracker Childhood by Janisse RayNonfiction2000
2011 Pushcart Prize XXXV: Best of the Small Presses by Bill HendersonPoetry2000
Out of the Ocean by Debra FrasierChildren's1999
The Next Step in the Dance by Tim GautreauxFiction1999
Confederates in the Attic: Dispatches from the Unfinished Civil War by Tony HorwitzNonfiction1999
Someone Will Go On Owing: Selected Poems, 1966-1992 by Andrew GlazePoetry1999

Finalist 68

WorkCategoryYear
Blood Debts by Terry J. Benton-WalkerChildren's2024
Okra Stew: A Gullah Geechee Family Celebration by Natalie DaiseChildren's2024
Begin Again by Emma LordChildren's2024
Where Are the Aliens?: The Search for Life Beyond Earth by Stacy McAnultyChildren's2024
When Sea Becomes Sky by Gillian McDunnChildren's2024
Chaos Theory by Nic StoneChildren's2024
All the Sinners Bleed by S.A. CosbyFiction2024
The Vaster Wilds by Lauren GroffFiction2024
Starling House by Alix E. HarrowFiction2024
How to Sell a Haunted House by Grady HendrixFiction2024
Tom Lake by Ann PatchettFiction2024
Let Us Descend by Jesmyn WardFiction2024
Kiss Me in the Coral Lounge: Intimate Confessions from a Happy Marriage by Helen EllisNonfiction2024
Happily: A Personal History-with Fairy Tales by Sabrina Orah MarkNonfiction2024
We Are Too Many: A Memoir [Kind of] by Hannah PittardNonfiction2024
The Comfort of Crows: A Backyard Year by Margaret RenklNonfiction2024
Above Ground by Clint SmithNonfiction2024
This Isn't Going to End Well: The True Story of a Man I Thought I Knew by Daniel WallaceNonfiction2024
Nigel and the Moon by Antwan EadyChildren's2023
I Kissed Shara Wheeler by Casey McQuistonChildren's2023
The Problem with Prophecies by Scott ReintgenChildren's2023
This Vicious Grace by Emily ThiedeChildren's2023
Beatrice Likes the Dark by April Genevieve TucholkeChildren's2023
Hell Followed with Us by Andrew Joseph WhiteChildren's2023
Lark Ascending by Silas HouseFiction2023
If I Survive You by Jonathan EscofferyFiction2023
A Mirror Mended by Alix E. HarrowFiction2023
Book Lovers by Emily HenryFiction2023
The Violin Conspiracy: A Novel by Brendan SlocumbFiction2023
Now Is Not the Time to Panic by Kevin WilsonFiction2023
Bomb Shelter: Love, Time, and Other Explosives by Mary Laura PhilpottNonfiction2023
Child: A Memoir by Judy GoldmanNonfiction2023
This Boy We Made: A Memoir of Motherhood, Genetics, and Facing the Unknown by Taylor HarrisNonfiction2023
The Hurting Kind: Poems by Ada LimónNonfiction2023
Spine Poems: An Eclectic Collection of Found Verse for Book Lovers by Annette Dauphin SimonNonfiction2023
Beyond Innocence: The Life Sentence of Darryl Hunt by Phoebe ZerwickNonfiction2023
Chomp by Carl HiaasenChildren's2013
Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons by Eric LitwinChildren's2013
Around the Southern Table: Coming home to comforting meals and treasured memories (Southern Living) by Rebecca LangCooking2013
Fred Thompson's Southern Sides: 250 Dishes That Really Make the Plate by Fred ThompsonCooking2013
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk by Ben FountainFiction2013
Shine Shine Shine by Lydia NetzerFiction2013
The Cove by Ron RashFiction2013
Stray Decorum by George SingletonFiction2013
Sea Change by Karen WhiteFiction2013
Losing My Sister, A Memoir by Judy GoldmanNonfiction2013
The Accidental City: Improvising New Orleans by Lawrence N. PowellNonfiction2013
Down Bohicket Road: An Artist's Journey. Paintings and Sketches by Mary Whyte. With Excerpts from Alfreda's World. by Mary WhyteNonfiction2013
Permanent Camp: Poems, Narratives and Renderings from the Smokies by George EllisonPoetry2013
Thrall: Poems by Natasha TretheweyPoetry2013
Fathomless by Jackson PearceYoung Adult2013
A Million Suns by Beth RevisYoung Adult2013
34 Pieces of You by Carmen RodriguesYoung Adult2013
Always Neverland by Zoe BartonChildren's2012
Animalogy: Animal Analogies by Marianne BerkesChildren's2012
Bigger than a Bread Box by Laurel SnyderChildren's2012
Southern Biscuits by Nathalie DupreeCooking2012
Well, Shut My Mouth!: The Sweet Potatoes Restaurant Cookbook by Stephanie L. TysonCooking2012
Basic to Brilliant, Y'all: 150 Refined Southern Recipes and Ways to Dress Them Up for Company by Virginia WillisCooking2012
Nightwoods by Charles FrazierFiction2012
The Dry Grass of August by Anna Jean MayhewFiction2012
The Butterfly's Daughter by Mary Alice MonroeFiction2012
The Beach Trees by Karen WhiteFiction2012
Praying for Strangers: An Adventure of the Human Spirit by River JordanNonfiction2012
You Don't Sweat Much for a Fat Girl: Observations on Life from the Shallow End of the Pool by Celia RivenbarkNonfiction2012
Working South: Paintings and Sketches by Mary Whyte by Mary WhyteNonfiction2012
Upheaval in Charleston: Earthquake and Murder on the Eve of Jim Crow by Susan Millar WilliamsNonfiction2012
Chancey of the Maury River by Gigi Amateau2010

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SIBA Book Award (official website)

SIBA Book Award (previous winners list at Wikipedia)

Previously called "SEBA Book Award", please do not rename back to the old name.

The SIBA Book Award was renamed the Southern Book Prize in 2016. (English, Member-written)
The SIBA Book Prize was renamed the "Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize" in 2016 and then just the "Southern Book Prize" in 2017.

SIBA Book Award (official website)

SIBA Book Award (previous winners list at Wikipedia) (English, Member-written)

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