The winners of the 2018 Adirondack Literary Awards were recently announced at an event at Heaven Hill Farm in Lake Placid.
Writers, readers, publishers, and friends joined for the celebration of all regional books published in 2017, as well as the announcement of the category winners. Following a welcome by Adirondack Center for Writing Executive Director Nathalie Thill, judges in each genre provided descriptions of each title submitted before announcing the year’s winners.
This years winners include:
Best Book of Children’s Literature: Mommy, Baby and Me by Linda Elovitz Marshall (Peter Pauper Press, Inc.)
Best Book of Fiction: The Night is Done: A Durant Family Saga by Sheila Myers (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform)
Best Memoir: Barn Stories by Mary Cuffe Perez (North Country Books)
Best Book of Nonfiction: Blacks in the Adirondacks: A History by Sally E. Svenson (Syracuse University Press)
Best Book of Poetry: Body of Water by Madeline Hennessey (RA Press)
People’s Choice Award: FM 101-5-1, Operational Terms and Graphics by Paul David Adkins (Lit Riot Press, LLC)
For more information, visit the Adirondack Center for Writing’s website.
Photo of 2018 Adirondack Literacy Award winners provided.