The Adirondack Center for Writing hosted the annual Adirondack Literary Awards at the Blue Mountain Center on Sunday, June 5, to celebrate another year of publications for regional authors and presses, and to announce this year’s winners. Following the ceremony Joe Bruchac gave a tribute to poet Maurice Kenny that concluded with a moving rendition of a Seneca song.
Judges selected winners from the categories of fiction, memoir, general nonfiction, poetry, and children’s literature. The People’s Choice Award was selected by peers and audience members as their favorite title of the year’s submissions.
This years winners are:
Fiction Category Winner: Steve Stern, The Pinch (Graywolf Press)
Memoir Category Winner: Erik Schlimmer, My Adirondacks: Ten Stories in Twenty Years (Beechwood Books)
General Nonfiction Category Winner: James Schlett, A Not Too Greatly Changed Eden: A Philosophers’ Camp in the Adirondacks (Cornell University Press)
Poetry Category Winners: Barbara Ungar, Immortal Medusa (The Word Works) and Stuart Bartow, Einstein’s Lawn (Dos Madres Press)
Children’s Category Winners: JD Spero, Forte (Xchyler Publishing) and Joseph Bruchac, Walking Two Worlds (7th Generation Book Publishing Co.)
People’s Choice Winner: Steve Stern, The Pinch (Graywolf Press)
Photo of Barbara Ungar and Stuart Bartow provided.