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News of the Appalachian Literary Arts For updates and expanded listings, please see our website at Erik Reece will receive the David Brower Award at the National Sierra Club's Annual Meeting in San Francisco on September 16th. He is being honored for his work in opposition to mountaintop removal coal mining, including his book, Lost Mountain. The Library of Virginia and its Foundation will host the 9th Annual Library of Virginia Literary Awards on October 21 . Nominees in Poetry include The Wrong End of the Rainbow by Charles Wright, and in NonFiction include Loving Mountains, Loving Men by Jeff Mann, Under the Workers Caps by George Loveland, Finding a Clear Path by Jim Minick, Never Seen the Moon by Sharon Hatfield, Jefferson's Secret by Andrew Burstein and Wildflowers ofthe Blue Ridge and the Great Smoky Mountains by Leonard M. Adkins. In Fiction, nominees include Lies by William Hoffman, Endless Chain by Emilie Richards and St. Dale by Sharyn McCrumb. Charles Frazier's long-awaited second novel, Thirteen Moons, set primarily around Cherokee, NC, will be available on October 3. Frazier won the National Book Award for his first novel, Cold Mountain (1997), which was primarily set in Haywood County, NC, where he was raised.,6115,11848รณ7_5_0_,00.html The Appalachian Writers Association has announced their books of the year: St. Dale by Sharyn McCrumb won for fiction, Blood & Bone Remember by Jane Hicks won for poetry and The Bristol Sessions: Writings About the Big Bang ofCountry Music by Charles K. Wolfe and Ted Olson won for non-fiction. Pinckney Benedict has accepted a position on the creative writing faculty at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL. http:/' Beth Kemper (Graham), whose poem "Salvage" appeared in the Winter 2004 issue of Appalachian Heritage, was killed in a car accident on July 22 in Clinton County, KY. http:llwww.campbellsville.edulneivsl2006l07_24.asp ...


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