Winners announced for Florida Book Awards

The winners of the second edition of the Florida Book Awards have been announced. A Awards banquet will take place at the Florida Library Association’s Annual Conference in April.


  • Gold: Cynthia Barnett, Mirage: Florida and the Vanishing Water of the Eastern U.S
    (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press)
  • Silver: Bruce Hunt, Florida Then & Now (Boulder: Westcliffe)
  • Bronze: Sudye Cauthen, Southern Comforts: Rooted in a Florida Place
    (Athens: University of Georgia Press)
    Elna Green, Looking for the New Deal (Columbia: University of South Carolina Press)

General Fiction:

  • Gold: Enid Shomer, Tourist Season (New York: Random House)
  • Silver: Leonard Nash, You Can’t Get There from Here (Crawfordville, Kitsune)
  • Bronze: Diana Abu-Jaber, Origin (New York: Norton)
    Uthaya Kumar, Ticket to the Moon (Miami: Bouncing Ball Books)


  • Gold: David Kirby, House on Boulevard Street (Baton Rouge: LSU Press)
  • Silver: Reginald Shepherd, Fata Morgana (Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press)
  • Bronze: Julianna Baggott, Compulsions of Silkworms and Bees (Warrensburg, OH: Pleiades Press)

Young Adult:

  • Gold: Tracy A. Akers, The Search for the Unnamed One (Tampa: Aisling Press)
  • Silver: Edward Bloor, Taken (New York: Random House)
  • Bronze: Crissa-Jean Chappell, Total Constant Order (New York: HarperTeen)


  • Gold: Adrian Fogelin, The Sorta Sisters (Atlanta: Peachtree)
  • Silver: N.E. Bode, The Slippery Map (New York: Harper Collins)
  • Bronze: Ruth Vander Zee, Eli Remembers (Grand Rapids: Eerdman’s Books for Young Readers)

Popular Fiction:

  • Gold: Thomas B. Cavanagh, Head Games New York: St. Martin’s Minotaur)
  • Silver: James W. Hall, Magic City (New York: St. Martin’s Minotaur)
  • Bronze: Mary Anna Evans, Effigies (Scottsdale: Poisoned Pen Press)
    Bob Morris, Bermuda Schwartz (New York: St. Martin’s Minotaur)
    Rhonda Pollero, Knock Off (New York: Kensington Books)


  • Gold: Germán Guerra, Libro de Silencio (Los Angeles: Ediciones EntreRios)
  • Silver: Ariel González, Samuel Maximo y Niketon (Buenos Aires: Libros en Red)

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