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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 Book by a Local Author BOA Award Winner

Year » 2018
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Readers
Chocolate Covered Honey Buns by Sean Fahie

Best Book by a Local Author BOA Award Winner

Year » 2018
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Critics
The Gray Bastards by Jonathan French

Best book by a local author BOA Award Winner

Year » 2016
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Readers
TIE: The Weekenders AND Where We Want to Live

The Weekenders by Mary Kay Andrews
www.marykayandrews.com

AND

Where We Want to Live: Reclaiming Infrastructure for a New Generation of Cities by Ryan Gravel
www.ryangravel.com


Best book by a local author BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Readers
American Blues by Evan Guilford-Blake

Best book by a local author BOA Award Winner

Year » 2014
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Readers
American Afterlife by Kate Sweeney AND Change Machine by Bruce Covey

Best graphic novel BOA Award Winner

Year » 2013
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Critics
March: Book One
When we reached out to Congressman John Lewis about guest editing an issue of Creative Loafing this year, we had only heard a little about the forthcoming March: Book One, the first volume of Lewis' three-part graphic novel memoir. With the help of his aide (and self-described comic book nerd) Andrewmore...
When we reached out to Congressman John Lewis about guest editing an issue of Creative Loafing this year, we had only heard a little about the forthcoming March: Book One, the first volume of Lewis' three-part graphic novel memoir. With the help of his aide (and self-described comic book nerd) Andrew Aydin and the talents of illustrator Nate Powell, Lewis has crafted a story that blends the personal and political. Inspired by an influential comic about the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. from 1956, the Congressman's coming-of-age story is eloquently woven into the historical context of the early days of the Civil Rights Movement. Powell's illustrations give a dynamic pacing and vivid impact to the scenes. Timed perfectly to the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, the book shot immediately to New York Times best-seller status. www.topshelfcomix.com. less...

Best debut book BOA Award Winner

Year » 2013
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Critics
Jamie Quatro's I Want to Show You More
Short-story writers have a rough job. They can toil away, publishing bits and pieces in literary magazines for years with hardly anyone taking much notice. Even when collected into a book, the public rarely pays attention. But when Jamie Quatro's I Want to Show You More was published in March, peoplemore...
Short-story writers have a rough job. They can toil away, publishing bits and pieces in literary magazines for years with hardly anyone taking much notice. Even when collected into a book, the public rarely pays attention. But when Jamie Quatro's I Want to Show You More was published in March, people did take notice. It was as if Quatro revealed the door to a mine she had been digging for years. She hit a deep well of sex and spirituality, of complicated infidelities and a rapturous God. In More, her first book, she appears to have emerged from that work as a writer who has mastered the full range of her craft. Though Quatro just barely lives in Georgia - her house is on the Georgia side of the Tennessee border in Lookout Mountain - we're proud to claim her as our own. www.jamiequatro.com. less...

Best book by a local author BOA Award Winner

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

Best book by a local author BOA Award Winner

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

Book by a local author BOA Award Winner

Year » 2011
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Readers
The Help by Kathryn Stockett

Best book by a local author BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Readers
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
Runner-up: The Heart of the Matter by Emily Giffin

Best book by a local author BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Readers
Susan Rebecca White.com
www.susanrebeccawhite.com Runner-up Trailer Trashed by Hollis Gillespie www.hollisgillespie.com

Best book by a local author BOA Award Winner

"Bound South" by Susan Rebecca White

Best Book by a Local Author BOA Award Winner

Year » 2008
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Readers
Two Truths and a Lie by Scott Turner Schofield

Best Book by a Local Author BOA Award Winner

Year » 2008
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Critics
Slavery by Another Name: The Re-enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II

Best Book by a Local Author BOA Award Winner

N. Frank Daniel's Futureproof

Best Book by a Local Author BOA Award Winner

Year » 2007
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Readers
N. Frank Daniel's Futureproof

Best Book By An Atlanta Author BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Critics
The Mysterious Secret of the Valuable Treasure
The short stories of Jack Pendarvis find security guards watching over a shock jock buried alive, an unemployed man spying on sinister squirrels, and a very, very bad writer attempting to write the history of America. In THE MYSTERIOUS SECRET OF THE VALUABLE TREASURE, Pendarvis’ words are asmore...

The short stories of Jack Pendarvis find security guards watching over a shock jock buried alive, an unemployed man spying on sinister squirrels, and a very, very bad writer attempting to write the history of America. In THE MYSTERIOUS SECRET OF THE VALUABLE TREASURE, Pendarvis’ words are as wild and possessed by the same mad genius as his characters.
$21. MacAdam/Cage. 187 pages.

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Best Book by a Local Author BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Readers
Princess Bubble
By Susan Johnson and Kimberly Webb www.princessbubble.com.

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