2007 SIBA Book Award Winners
(Columbia, SC)—The Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance is pleased to announce the winners of the 2007 SIBA Book Award, honoring Southern literature as chosen by independent booksellers. SIBA extends its congratulations to the authors and publishers, and thanks them for producing such fine Southern books:


Alabama Moon by Watt Key
(Farrar Straus Giroux)


I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence by Amy Sedaris
(Warner Books)


Keep and Give Away by Susan Meyers
(University of South Carolina Press)


Thirteen Moons by Charles Frazier
(Random House Trade)


Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee by Charles J. Shields
(Henry Holt & Co)

The awards will be presented at SIBA’s Fall Trade Show in Atlanta during the Book Award Lunch on Friday, September 28th, sponsored by Inkreadible! Sponsor Baker & Taylor.

See past winners

About the SIBA Book Award:

Each year, hundreds of booksellers across the South vote on their favorite hand-sell 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 ones most often pushed into a customer’s hands with the words “You have got to read this!” The SIBA Book Award was created to recognize great books of Southern origin, as determined by people whose business it is to know great books—the independent booksellers of the South.

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, and it must have been published within the calendar year. In order to promote diversity in the award, no author can win the award in the same category twice. Only SIBA-member booksellers can submit nominations, and only SIBA booksellers can vote on the finalists and winners of the award.

For more information about the award, please visit SIBA’s website for southern literature: www.authorsroundthesouth.com, or contact Executive Director Wanda Jewell at \n This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..