SIBA Book Award
Each year, hundreds of booksellers across the South vote on their favorite "handsell" books of the year. These are the "southern" books they have most enjoyed selling to customers; the ones that they couldn't stop talking about. The SIBA Book Award was created to recognize great books of southern origin.
What books can be nominated?
Books are nominated in several categories, including fiction, nonfiction, poetry, cooking and children's. For a book to be eligible, it must be set in the South, or the author must be Southern (preferably both) and it must have been published within the previous calendar year.
Who can nominate a book?
Books can be nominated by SIBA-member booksellers . But stores can submit nominations on behalf of the their customers, so if you are not a bookseller, you can request your local bookstore nominate a title on your behalf.
How do I nominate a book?
Where can I see a list of currently nominated titles?
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2009 marks the tenth anniversary of the SIBA Book Awards. For a decade southern booksellers have been honoring the books that they especially loved, the ones they most enjoyed putting into the hands of their customers with the earnest words “You’ve got to read this.”
The SIBA Book awards were created, not just to recognize great Southern books, but to give southern readers an enviable list of books to enjoy, read, buy, and give as gifts. As of this time, the SIBA Book Award remains one of the most far-reaching and high-profile awards for Southern literature.
These fine Finalists will be judged by a jury of SIBA booksellers. And on July, 4th – Independence Day, the Winners will be announced. In September, in Greenville, SC, at the annual SIBA Trade Show, the winners and finalists will be recognized.
Almost Invisible: Black Patriots of the American Revolution, Kate Salley Palmer (Warbranch Press)
If Animals Kissed Goodnight, Ann Paul, David Walker (illus) (Farrar, Straus, Giroux)
Two Bobbies, Kirby Larson & Mary Nethery (Walker & Company)
Bon Appetite, Y’all, Virginia Willis (Ten Speed)
Holy Smoke: The Big Book of North Carolina Barbecue, John Shelton Reed & Dale Volberg Reed (University of North Carolina Press)
Screen Doors & Sweet Tea, Martha Hall Foose (Random House)
The House on Tradd Street, Karen White (Penguin)
Mudbound, Hilary Jordan (Algonquin)
Serena, Ron Rash (Ecco)
Belle Weather, Celia Rivenbark (St. Martin’s Press)
The Prince of Frogtown, Rick Bragg (Random House)
Suck Your Stomach In & Put Some Color On, Shellie Rushing Tomlinson (Berkley Trade)
Beanball, Gene Fehler (Clarion Books)
Dear Darkness, Kevin Young (Knopf)
Signals, Ed Madden (University of South Carolina Press)
Graceling, Kristin Cashore (Harcourt Childrens Books)
Lock & Key, Sarah Dessen (Viking)
Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey, Trenton Lee Stewart (Little, Brown)