The Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance has announced the winners of the 2022 Southern Book Prize! This year's winners are When Ghosts Come Home by Wiley Cash in Fiction, Graceland, At Last by Margaret Renkl in Nonfiction, and Keep Your Head Up by Aliya King Neil and Charly Palmer in Children's.
The Prize, representing Southern bookseller favorites from 2021, is awarded to "the best Southern book of the year" as nominated by Southern indie booksellers and voted on by their customers. Winners were chosen by popular vote from a ballot of finalists in fiction, nonfiction, and children's literature. Approximately 1500 ballots were cast making each Southern Book Prize winner a true Southern reader favorite.
We are so excited to have these three on our shelves!
Teach little ones that it’s okay to have a bad day in this brightly illustrated, gently affirmative picture book about keeping our heads up and letting things pass.
When a child wakes up late one day, it’s only the first in a series of things to go terribly awry.
Winner of the SIBA Southern Book Prize for Fiction
“I loved it and devoured it with fury, straight to its blazing end.” —Lily King, author of Writers & Lovers
Winner of the 2022 Southern Book Prize
Winner of the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay
An Indie Next Selection for September 2021
A Book Marks Best Reviewed Essay Collection of 2021
A Literary Hub Most Anticipated Book of 2021