Monday, March 16, 2009

Rick Van Noy Wins Reed Environmental Writing Award

Rick Van Noy’s A NATURAL SENSE OF WONDER has been awarded the 2009 Phillip D. Reed Memorial Award for Outstanding Writing on the Southern Environment from the Southern Environmental Law Center. The prize, given to one newspaper or magazine article and one nonfiction book each year, seeks to “enhance public awareness of the value and vulnerability of the region’s natural heritage by giving special recognition to writers who most effectively tell the stories about the South’s environment.” The award will be presented Saturday in Charlottesville as part of the Virginia Festival of the Book.

ON HARPER'S TRAIL by Elizabeth Shores was a finalist for this year's award, and several University of Georgia Press titles are former winners of the prize:
WHERE THERE ARE MOUNTAINS by Donald Edward Davis (2001),
ZORO'S FIELD by Thomas Rain Crowe (2006), and
PEACHTREE CREEK by David Kaufman (2008).

In 2005, the SELC gave special recognition to the University of Georgia Press "for its consistent commitment to publishing works about the southern environment."

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