Honors and Awards

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Pulitzer and Nobel Prizes For Literature
Pearl S. Buck

American Book Award
Henry Louis Gates, Jr.---1989
Denise Giardina---1993

National Book Award Winners
Mary Lee Settle --- 1978
Betsy Byars --- 1981

National Book Award Finalists
Davis Grubb --- 1955
John Knowles --- 1961
P.J. Laska (Poetry) --- 1976
Betsy Byars --- 1973
Catherine Marshall --- 1980
Cynthia Rylant --- 1983

John Steinbeck Award (Britain)
Pinckney Benedict --- 1995


Pinckney Benedict

O. Henry Memorial Award Winner
Margaret Prescott Montague--Nation's first ("From England to America") 1919


O. Henry Memorial Award Finalist
Melville Davisson Post ("Five Thousand Dollars Reward") 1919
Pearl S. Buck ("The Frill") 1933, ("Shanghai Scene") 1934, ("The Enemy") 1943
Mary Lee Settle ("The Old Wives' Tale") 1957
Jayne Anne Phillips ("Snow") 1980
Richard Currey ("The Wars of Heaven") 1988
John Van Kirk ("Newark Job") 1993
William Hoffman ("Stones") 1996
Pinckney Benedict ("Miracle Boy") 1999, ("Zog 19: A Scientific Romance") 2001


Richard Currey

Flannery O'Connor Award For Short Fiction
Gail Galloway Adams --- 1988


Gail Galloway Adams

Weatherford Award For Significant Appalachian Work

Eliot Wigginton and students of Rabun Gap --- 1972, Nonfiction
David Corbin --- 1981, Nonfiction
Eliot Wigginton --- 1985, Nonfiction
Rodger Cunningham --- 1987, Nonfiction
Denise Giardina ---1987, 1992, Fiction


Denise Giardina

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. --- 1994, Memoir
Homer H. Hickam, Jr. --- 1998, Memoir
John O'Brien --- 2002, Memoir

Lillian Smith Award For Contributing To An Understanding Of the South
Denise Giardina --- 1992
Henry Louis Gates, Jr --- 1994
Mary Lee Settle --- 1995

American Library Association's Aurianne Award
Agnes Smith---1959

Coretta Scott King Award Winner
Walter Dean Myers--- 1980, 1985, 1989, 1992, 1997

Coretta Scott King Honor Book
Walter Dean Myers--- 1993, 1994, 1998, 2000 
Elizabeth Fitzgerald --- 2001

International Board on Books For Youth
Jean Lee Latham --- 1956

International Reading Association
Anna Egan Smucker --- 1990, Younger Reader Category
Cynthia Rylant --- 1990, Children's Choice
Betsy Byars --- 1993, Children's Choice


Steve Johnson, Illustrator and Anna Egan Smucker

Newbery Medal
Jean Lee Latham --- 1956
Betsy Byars --- 1971
Phyllis R. Naylor --- 1992
Cynthia Rylant --- 1993

Newbery Honor
Julia Davis Adams --- 1930, 1931
Cynthia Rylant --- 1987
Walter Dean Myers --- 1989, 1993

West Virginia Poet Laureates
Karl Dewey Myers
June 9, 1927 --- March 10, 1937
Governor Howard M. Gore

Roy Lee Harmon
March 11, 1937 --- November 1, 1943
Governor Homer A. Holt

James Lowell McPherson
November 2, 1943 --- October 20, 1946
Governor Matthew M. Neely

Roy Lee Harmon
October 11, 1946 --- March 23, 1960
Governor Clarence W. Meadows

Vera Andrew Harvey
March 24, 1960 --- March 6, 1961
Governor Cecil H. Underwood

Roy Lee Harmon
March 7, 1961 --- February 25, 1979
Governor Wade Barron

Louise McNeill Pease
February 26, 1979 --- June 28, 1993
Governor John D. Rockefeller, IV


Louise McNeill Pease

Irene McKinney
December 1, 1993
Governor Gaston Caperton

Emory and Henry College Literary Festival
Mary Lee Settle Literary Festival---1990
Meredith Sue Willis Literary Festival---1995
Denise Giardina Literary Festival---1998


Meredith Sue Willis
Festival proceedings may be purchased by writing The Iron Mountain Review, Emory and Henry College, Box 64, Emory, VA 24327.

Pulitzer Prize Finalist
Jean Edward Smith --- 2002 Biography.

 

Penn Martha Albrand Award For The Art of Memoir
Jeffrey Smith --- 1999 

Nuevo Leon International Prize For Novels
Carlos Rubio Albet --- 1989 Novel. 

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