The Library of Virginia hosts its ninth annual People’s Choice Awards for the best work of fiction and nonfiction by a Virginia author. Voting is open the public on the Library of Virginia website or at your local public library. Voting is open between May 14, 2012 and June 29, 2012. A VFH Fellow and a VFH Grantee Project have both been nominated for the Library of Virginia’s People’s Choice Award for Nonfiction.
People’s Choice Award
The Good Daughter
VFH Fellow and Washington and Lee English professor Jasmin Darznik’s celebrated memoir, The Good Daughter: A Memoir of My Mother’s Hidden Life is Jasmin’s first book and was a New York Times bestseller. The memoir tells the story of Jasmin’s mother’s past and the sister who kept the secret from her.
Lost Communities of Virginia
Lost Communities of Virginia, a VFH grantee project, documents the stories of thirty small towns in Virginia. The book, by Terri Fisher and Kirsten Sparenborg of the Community Design Assistance Center at Virginia Tech, features communities across Virginia that have lost their original industry, transportation mode, or way of life, telling their story through words and photographs.
The 15th Annual Literary Awards Celebration will be held Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012 , at the Library of Virginia in Richmond. Vote here.