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Best Local Author

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Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

2018 Readers Pick: Best Local Author BOA Award Winner

2018 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Readers Pick
Emily Giffin

2018 Critics Pick: Best Local Author BOA Award Winner

2018 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Critics Pick
Mike Nemeth

Best local author BOA Award Winner

2014 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Readers Pick
Charles McNair

Best Local Author BOA Award Winner

2000 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Readers Pick

Best Local Author BOA Award Winner

2000 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Critics Pick
Ha Jin
Ha Jin's personal story is nearly as fascinating as his fiction: Born in China and having served in the People's Liberation Army, he studied English following the Cultural Revolution. He only began writing fiction in English in 1989, yet he has since picked up the PEN Hemingway and Flannery O'Connormore...
Ha Jin's personal story is nearly as fascinating as his fiction: Born in China and having served in the People's Liberation Army, he studied English following the Cultural Revolution. He only began writing fiction in English in 1989, yet he has since picked up the PEN Hemingway and Flannery O'Connor awards, as well as the National Book Award for his first novel, Waiting. Currently an Emory professor and Lawrenceville resident, his work is an exemplar of simplicity and precision. less...

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