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Transylvania University Judy Gaines Young Book Award: Awarded in 2017

The Judy Gaines Young Book Award is annually presented by Transylvania University to the author of a book of distinction from the Appalachian region.

The winner...

The winner of the 2017 Judy Gaines Young Book Award was Crystal Wilkinson for Birds of Opulence.

The winner of the Judy Gaines Young Student Writing Award was Transylvanian senior, Justin Wright.

Author Amy Green served as the judge.

The Award Ceremony was on March 21, 2017

Read more about our winners.