Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Short Takes

Recent awards:
SHORT STORIES OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT won first place in the anthologies category of
ForeWord magazine's 2006 Book of the Year awards.

REAL PUNKS DON'T WEAR BLACK won second place in the music category of ForeWord magazine's 2006 Book of the Year awards.

Perry Dilbeck has been named Georgia Author of the Year in the category of Creative Non-Fiction, Specialty Book, for THE LAST HARVEST.

DEVOTION is the winner of the 2007 John Esten Cooke Award for Southern Fiction, which is presented annually by the Military Order of the Stars and Bars to the author of the best historical novel dealing with the South.

SPIT BATHS was named a finalist for the 2007 Paterson Fiction Prize, sponsored by the Poetry Center at Passiac County Community College.

Judith Ortiz Cofer, author of A LOVE STORY BEGINNING IN SPANISH and other books published by UGA Press, has been awarded an honorary doctorate by Lehman College in New York in recognition of her “distinguished record of personal and professional accomplishments and service to society.”

Recent reviews:
THE HANGING OF ANGELIQUE was included in a group review of slavery titles for the "New in Paperback" section of the
Washington Post Book World. It's in great company; the other books (by Adam Rothman, James T. Campbell, and Erskine Clarke, published by Yale, Penguin, and Harvard respectively) are among the most prestigious recent books on the topic.

NEW CULTURAL STUDIES in the Feminist Review.

ULTRA-TALK in Verse.

We get blogged:
TEACHING THE TREES in NatLands, the blog of the Delaware Valley's Natural Lands Trust.

THE SPIRIT OF ISLAMIC LAW in Islam and Christianity.