TALLAHASSEE, Fla. —
With its fifth set of competitions completed, the Florida Book Awards has announced the winners for eight categories of books published in 2010. The complete list of winners, including eight Gold Medal winners, can be found at the link below.
“The culture of books in the Sunshine State continues to prosper,” said Wayne A. Wiegand, director of the Florida Book Awards and professor of library and information studies and of American studies at The Florida State University. “These Florida Book Award winners clearly prove it.”
The Florida Book Awards — the nation’s most comprehensive state book awards program — was established in 2006 to recognize, honor and celebrate the best Florida literature published in the previous year. It is coordinated by Florida State University Libraries, and co-sponsored by the Florida Center for the Book, the State Library and Archives of Florida, the Florida Historical Society, the Florida Humanities Council, the Florida Literary Arts Coalition, the Florida Library Association, “Just Read, Florida!,” the Florida Family Literacy Initiative, the Florida Association for Media in Education, the Florida Center for the Literary Arts, the Friends of FSU Libraries, the Florida Chapter of the Mystery Writers of America, and the Florida Writers Association.
The eight Gold Medal winners will be recognized on Wednesday, March 23, at the Historical and Cultural Awards Ceremony sponsored by the State of Florida’s Division of Cultural Affairs at the R.A. Gray Building in Tallahassee. All award recipients will be recognized at the Florida Library Association Conference Banquet on May 5 in Orlando. For information about the banquet, send an e-mail to Sharon Gray at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about the Florida Book Awards, visit www.lib.fsu.edu/floridabookawards or http://floridabookawards.wordpress.com.