Each year, hundreds of booksellers across the South vote on the books they have most enjoyed selling to customers: the books they couldn’t stop talking about; books by southern writers, or with a southern perspective, or both. For years, the SIBA Book Award has recognized great books of southern origin.
In 2017, the SIBA Book Award became The Southern Book Prize and implemented The Conroy Legacy Award to honor one of the region’s most enduring, iconic writers and to recognize Conroy as a force for good in the world of southern books and literature.
|WHICH BOOKS CAN BE NOMINATED?
For a book to be eligible, it must be set in the South, or the author must be Southern (or preferably both) and it must have been published within the previous calendar year.
|WHO CAN NOMINATE A BOOK?
Books can be nominated by SIBA-member booksellers. Stores may also submit nominations on behalf of the their customers, so if you are not a bookseller, you can request your local bookstore nominate a title on your behalf.
|HOW DO I NOMINATE A BOOK?
Enter your choices on our online nomination form.
26 Novels. 24 Nonfiction books. 19 Children's books. 12 Cookbooks. 6 volumes of Poetry.
See what SIBA Booksellers have nominated for the best books of the year!
- Published: 14 February 2007 14 February 2007
2007 SIBA Book Award
Each year, hundreds of booksellers across the South vote on their favorite "handsell" books of the year. These are the "southern" books they have most enjoyed selling to customers; the ones that they couldn't stop talking about. The SIBA Book Award was created to recognize great books of southern origin.
What books can be nominated?
Books are nominated in several categories, including fiction, nonfiction, poetry, cooking and children's. For a book to be eligible, it must be set in the South, and it must have been published within the 2005 calendar year. In order to promote diversity in the award, no author can win the award in the same category twice.
Who can nominate a book?
How do I nominate a book?
- Published: 20 October 2006 20 October 2006