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June 2022 News of the Appalachian Literary Scene

June 2022 News of the Appalachian Literary Scene

The Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPY Awards) came out in June. The Independent Spirit Award – one of seven 2022 IPPY Outstanding Books - went to The Moonshiner Popcorn Sutton by Neal Hutcheson. The two are pictured above.

Perfect Black by Crystal Wilkinson has won the Working Class Studies Tillie Olsen Award for 2022.

Lambda Literary has announced that Silas House is one of two winners of the 2022 Jim Duggins, PhD, Outstanding Mid-Career Novelist Prize. Dedicated to the memory of author and journalist Jim Duggins, this prize honors LGBTQ-identified authors who have published multiple novels.

A Little Bit Country by Brian D. Kennedy, a young adult novel with a fictional setting inspired by Dollywood, made BuzzFeed’s list of All the Best Books Coming Out in June 2022.