The 2012 North Carolina Book Awards have been announced by the The North Carolina Literary and Historical Association:
The Ragan Old North State Award for Nonfiction
James Madison: A Son of Virginia and a Founder of the Nation (University of North Carolina Press)
by Jeff Broadwater
The Sir Walter Raleigh Award for Fiction
Nightwoods (Random House)
by Charles Frazier
The Roanoke-Chowan Award for Poetry
Long Division (Tupelo Press)
by Alan Michael Parker
The American Association of University Women Award for Juvenile Literature
The White City (Random House)
by John Claude Bemis
The winners were honored at an awards ceremony on Friday, November 16, at the Hilton-Doubletree Hotel in Asheville. Alan Michael Parker is a member of the North Carolina Writers’ Network and led the All-Day Fiction Workshop at the 2012 Spring Conference.
The North Carolina Literary and Historical Association annually conducts these competitions for North Carolina authors in cooperation with other groups and with an aim to promote interest in our stateâ€™s literature.