- Published: 03 March 2009 03 March 2009
2009 SIBA Book Award Nominations Are Now Closed
The final list of books nominated by SIBA Booksellers and their customers as the best in Southern Literature for the year.
2009 SIBA Book Award Nominations!
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About the SIBA Book Award:
Each year, hundreds of booksellers across the South vote on their favorite hand-sell 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 ones most often pushed into a customer’s hands with the words “You have got to read this!” The SIBA Book Award was created to recognize great books of Southern origin, as determined by people whose business it is to know great books—the independent booksellers of the South.
Books are nominated in six categories, including fiction, nonfiction, poetry, cooking young adult and children's. For a book to be eligible, it must be set in the South, and it must have been originally published within the 2008 calendar year. Only SIBA-member booksellers can submit nominations and vote on the selection of finalists. Winners will be chosen from the list of finalists by a jury of SIBA booksellers.
Nomination period: November 1 - February 15