Publishers Weekly’s Spring 2020 Announcements Top 10:
Business and Economics includes: Soul Full of Coal Dust: A Fight for Breath and Justice in Appalachia by Chris Hamby scheduled for June release.
Literary Fiction includes: Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi due out in September
Poetry includes: White Blood: A Lyric of Virginia by Kiki Petrosino due out in May.
The Winter 2020 Okra Picks from the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance includes:
Hill Women by Cassie Chambers
The Third Rainbow Girl by Emma Copley Eisenbert
Bells for Eli by Susan Beckham Zurenda
The Giver of Stars by JoJo Moyes is number 9 on the New York Times best-seller list for hardback fiction at the end of January 2020. This is its 15th week on the list.
Finalists for the Southern Book Prize in fiction awarded by the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance include:
Magnetic Girl by Jessica Handler
Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson
Crystal Wilkinson has received one of six $50,000 unrestricted USA Fellowships from United States Artists, supported by the Rockerfeller Foundation.