Tressie McMillan Cottom, Christopher Tilghman and Benjamín Naka-Hasebe Kingsley were the big winners in the 23rd annual Library of Virginia Literary Awards announced Saturday night.
Cottom was the winner in the nonfiction category for her book, ‘Thick: And Other Essays,” Tilghman won the Emyl Jenkins Sexton Literary Award for Fiction for his book, “Thomas and Beal in the Midi,” and Kingsley won the poetry award for his book, “Colonize Me.”
The annual awards honor Virginia authors in the categories of nonfiction, fiction and poetry as well as works about a Virginia subject. The winners are selected by independent panels of judges.
The winners of the People’s Choice Awards, also announced Saturday, were “The Substitution Order” by Martin Clark in the fiction category and “Mary Ball Washington: The Untold Story of George Washington’s Mother” by Craig Shirley in the nonfiction category. Winners were chosen by online voting.
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