November 2, 2011 At Chapter 16 we extend our heartiest congratulations to Will Campbell, who has been named the Tennessee Writers Alliance 2011 Literary Legend, and to Bill Brown, the 2011 Writer of the Year. According to the TWA’s website,
Since 2006, the Tennessee Writers Alliance has been recognizing writers through two awards, the Tennessee Writer of the Year Award and the Tennessee Literary Legend Award. The purpose of these awards, each given annually, is to recognize writers who have contributed to the literary heritage of the state.
The Tennessee Writers Alliance Writer of the Year Award is granted annually to a published author whose contributions to literature have enhanced the literary image and heritage of Tennessee and who lives or has lived in Tennessee OR whose literary work reflects the nature, history, culture and/or character of the state, its land and its people.
Nominations for the Writer of the Year Award can be made by any member of the Tennessee Writers’ Alliance. The nominees should be living authors who have been actively writing, publishing, and otherwise contributing to the state’s literary community in the past ten years.
The Tennessee Writers’ Alliance Literary Legend Award is granted annually to a published author whose contributions to literature or the literary community have benefited or continue to enhance the literary heritage of Tennessee.
The award is given to an individual who has twenty or more years of experience in the literary community and who has resided in the State of Tennessee for at least ten years. The award may be granted posthumously.
Learn more about the awards–and about the Tennessee Writers Alliance–here. Read Chapter 16‘s interview with Bill Brown here.
For more updates on Tennessee authors, please visit Chapter 16’s News & Notes page, here.