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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:

Best Author BOA Award Winner

Year » 2019
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Readers
Joshilyn Jackson

Best Author BOA Award Winner

Year » 2019
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Critics
Jessica Handler

Best Local Author BOA Award Winner

Year » 2018
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Readers
Emily Giffin

Best Local Author BOA Award Winner

Year » 2018
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Critics
Mike Nemeth

Best local author BOA Award Winner

Year » 2017
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Guest Critic
David B. Wright

Best local author BOA Award Winner

Year » 2016
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Readers
David B. Wright

Best local author BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Readers
Emily Giffin AND Kate Sweeney

Emily Giffin


www.emilygiffin.com


AND


Kate Sweeney


www.americanafterlifebook.com

Best local author BOA Award Winner

Year » 2014
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Readers
Charles McNair

Best local author BOA Award Winner

Year » 2013
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Readers
Josh Green

Best local author BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Readers
Mikel K

Local author BOA Award Winner

Year » 2011
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Readers
Emily Giffin

Best local author BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Readers
Hollis Gillespie

Best local author BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Readers
www.hollisgillespie.com Runner-up Pearl Cleage

Best Local Author BOA Award Winner

Year » 2008
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Readers
Hollis Gillespie

Best Local Author BOA Award Winner

Year » 2007
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Readers
N. Frank Daniels

Best Local Author BOA Award Winner

Year » 2007
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Critics
Jack Pendarvis
We’re crazy about JACK PENDARVIS. We aspire to write stories and humor pieces as clever, fresh and seemingly effortless as his Pushcart Prize-winning work. We’re thoroughly amused by his first short-story collection, The Mysterious Secret of the Valuable Treasure and this year’smore...

We’re crazy about JACK PENDARVIS. We aspire to write stories and humor pieces as clever, fresh and seemingly effortless as his Pushcart Prize-winning work. We’re thoroughly amused by his first short-story collection, The Mysterious Secret of the Valuable Treasure and this year’s follow-up, Your Body Is Changing, particularly the title novella. We get a kick out of his blog, and can’t wait for his first novel, Awesome, to come out next year. We also think he’s a nice guy.


jackpendarvis.blogspot.com

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Best Local Author BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Readers
Hollis Gillespie

Best Local Author BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Readers
Hollis Gillespie
Confessions of a Recovering Slut and Other Love Stories www.hollisgillespie.com

Best Local Author BOA Award Winner

Year » 2000
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Readers

Best Local Author BOA Award Winner

Year » 2000
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Critics
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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