2022 Southern Book Prize Winners!

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!

Keep Your Head Up By Aliya King Neil, Charly Palmer (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Aliya King Neil, Charly Palmer (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781534480407
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Published: Denene Millner Books/Simon & Schuster Books f - September 28th, 2021

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.

When Ghosts Come Home: A Novel By Wiley Cash Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062312662
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Published: William Morrow - September 21st, 2021

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

Graceland, at Last: Notes on Hope and Heartache from the American South By Margaret Renkl Cover Image
ISBN: 9781571311849
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Published: Milkweed Editions - September 14th, 2021

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