Sarah Gorham’s Alpine Apprentice has been longlisted for the 2018 PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay. Early reviews, which praised Gorham’s “arresting prose” (Booklist) and “unflinching” recollections of childhood (Publishers Weekly) suggested good things ahead for Alpine Apprentice—and here we are. Finalists for the award will be announced in January 2018 and the winner will be honored at the 2018 PEN Literary Awards Ceremony on February 20 at the NYU Skirball Center in New York City.
In other recent awards news, Historic Rural Churches of Georgia has won the 33rd annual Mary Ellen LoPresti Publication Award Competition in the Scholarly Publication category. The award is administered by the Southeast Chapter of the Art Libraries Society of North America. Also, Whisperin’ Bill Anderson is the winner of Best History in the category of Best Historical Research in Recorded Country Music, an award given by the Association for Recorded Sound Collections.