UA Press Books Receive Awards

  • February 2nd, 2000

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Several publications from The University of Alabama Press have recently received literary awards.

Three publications received CHOICE Outstanding Academic Book Awards for 1999: “National Socialism and Gypsies in Austria” by Erika Thurner, “Alabama Baptists: Southern Baptists in the Heart of Dixie” by Wayne Flynt, and “State Building and Conflict Resolution in Columbia, 1986-1994” by Harvey F. Kline.

“Southern Parties and Elections: Studies in Regional Political Change” edited by Robert P. Steed, Laurence W. Mooreland and Tod A. Baker won the V.O. Key Award sponsored by the Southern Political Science Association. This award recognizes outstanding contributions in the field of American politics with an emphasis on the South.

“Mothers, Sisters, Resisters: Oral Histories of Women Who Survived the Holocaust” edited by Brana Gurewitsch was one of 35 books selected as The Best of the Best among University Presses by the American Libraries Association.

Forthcoming UA Press author Helen Norris (“One Day in the Life of a Born Again Loser”) has been chosen to receive the Harper Lee Award for the Distinguished Alabama Writer 2000. The award is given in recognition of a lifetime of literary accomplishment and presented at the Alabama Writers Symposium in Monroeville. Norris is the third recipient of this award; she has also been named Alabama Poet Laureate.


Niquella Hardwick or Linda Hill, Office of Media Relations, 205/348-8325

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