From our friends at the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance:
ASHEVILLEâ€”Celebrate Independents! Announcing the 2020 Southern Book Prize Winnersâ€”the best in Southern literature, from the people who would know . . . Southern Independent Booksellers and their independently minded customers. Designed to honor great Southern voices, The Southern Book Prize is awarded to books published in the previous year that are Southern in natureâ€”either by a Southern author, or set in the South, or both.
Nominated by booksellers and selected via popular vote by Southern booksellers and their customers, the 2020 Southern Book Prize Winners were selected from a list of finalists from ballots submitted by over 1,000 Southern readers, representing over 150 Southern independent bookstores. The chosen books represent the indie answer to the question â€œWhat was the best Southern book of the year?â€
2020 Southern Book Prize Winners: