Monday, February 6, 2012

2012 Townsend Prize nominees

The Georgia Center for the Book recently announced the 2012 Townsend Prize for fiction nominees. Named for Jim Townsend, founding editor of Atlanta magazine, the Townsend Prize is awarded biennially to the Georgia writer judged to have produced the best work of fiction or short stories in the previous two years. It will be presented April 26 at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens.

Most of the nominated books are part of GCPL’s collection and may be found at your local branch. Here are the 2012 Townsend Award nominees:

Perfect Peace, Daniel Black
Reign of Madness, Lynn Cullen
Backseat Saints, Joshilyn Jackson
Remain in Light, Collin Kelley
A Marriage of Convenience, Andrew Plattner
My Bright Midnight, Josh Russell
A Curable Romantic, Joseph Skibell
The Stranger You Seek, Amanda Kyle Williams

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