THOMAS WOLFE MEMORIAL LITERARY AWARD
The Western North Carolina Historical Association is accepting nominations for the Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award. Originated by the Louis Lipinsky family, the Award has been presented by the Association for printed works that focus special attention on Western North Carolina since 1955.
Guidelines: To be considered, an entry must be a published work of fiction, nonfiction, drama or poetry. It must be a first edition work; revised editions of published works will not be considered for the Award. The publication date must be in 2009 or no later than June 1, 2010. The author must be a native of the WNC region, or a resident of WNC for at least twelve months prior to the closing date for the Award. If not, the focus or setting of the work must be western North Carolina.
2010 Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award goes to Wayne Caldwell Requiem by Fire
2009 Bruce Johnson Grove Park Inn
2008 Chemistry and Other Stories by Ron Rash
? Rob Amberg Sodom Laurel Album
2006 Thomas Wolfe: An Illustrated Biography by Bruce E. Johnson
2005 Shinemaster, a book of poems by UNC creative writing professor Michael McFee
? Tommy Hays In the Family Way
1984 John Marsden Ehle
1955. Wilma Dykeman The French Broad
Later recipients include John Parris, Gail Godwin, John Ehle, Charles Frazier, Lee Smith, and Ron Rash.