2014 Weatherford Award Winners

Congratulations to the 2014 Weatherford Award winners, which were announced on Friday, March 27th at the annual Appalachian Studies Association Conference. The award is given by ASA and Berea College in recognition of books that “best illuminate the challenges, personalities, and unique qualities of the Appalachian South.”

Fiction: Marie Manilla, The Patron Saint of Ugly
Nonfiction: Susan Eike Spalding, Appalachian Dance: Creativity and Continuity in Six Communities
Poetry: Jesse Graves, Basin Ghosts

Jason Howard is the author of A Few Honest Words and co-author of Something's Rising, both works of literary journalism. His essays, features, and commentary have appeared in the New York Times, The Louisville Review, The Nation, Sojourners, on NPR, and in other publications and venues. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts and is editor of Appalachian Heritage.

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